ANCESTRY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ANCESTRY
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ancestry
 n.  family descent; series or line of ancestors; lineage
Classic Sentence:
1  One sent forth the praises of Athelstane in a doleful panegyric; another, in a Saxon genealogical poem, rehearsed the uncouth and harsh names of his noble ancestry.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
2  He that would be the son of Cedric, must show himself of English ancestry.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
3  The point under discussion was, how far any singular gift in an individual was due to his ancestry and how far to his own early training.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
4  Instead were these frail creatures who had forgotten their high ancestry, and the white Things of which I went in terror.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VII
5  And to all this must be added the obvious fact that a slave ancestry and a system of unrequited toil has not improved the efficiency or temper of the mass of black laborers.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
6  Of my ancestry I know almost nothing.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter I.
7  Years ago I resolved that because I had no ancestry myself I would leave a record of which my children would be proud, and which might encourage them to still higher effort.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter II.
8  The influence of ancestry, however, is important in helping forward any individual or race, if too much reliance is not placed upon it.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter II.
9  Fairest and foremost of all is Turnus, of long and lordly ancestry; but boding signs from heaven, many and terrible, bar the way.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
10  One is moved by the splendour of his youthful beauty, one by his royal ancestry, another by the noble deeds of his hand.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
11  And Agis the Lycian advanced only to be struck from horseback by Valerus, brave as his ancestry; and Thronius by Salius, and Salius by Nealces with treacherous arrow-shot that stole from far.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
12  The MacIntoshes were Scotch-Irish and Orangemen and, had they possessed all the saintly qualities of the Catholic calendar, this ancestry would have damned them forever in Gerald's eyes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
13  Yea, more than equally, thought Ahab; since both the ancestry and posterity of Grief go further than the ancestry and posterity of Joy.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 106. Ahab's Leg.
Example Sentence:
1  The two species have developed from a common ancestry.
2  Sri Lankans share a common ancestry with their Indian brethren.
3  David can trace his ancestry as far back as the seventeenth century, when one of them was a court trumpeter somewhere in Germany.