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 Meanings and Examples of FOREFATHER
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  ancestor; forebear
Classic Sentence:
1  An hundred great towns are inhabited in that opulent realm; from it our forefather Teucer of old, if I recall the tale aright, sailed to the Rhoetean coasts and chose a place for his kingdom.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK THIRD
2  An Arcadian people sprung of Pallas, following in their king Evander's company beneath his banners, have chosen a place in these coasts, and set a city on the hills, called Pallanteum after Pallas their forefather.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK EIGHTH
3  And while thus things pass far in the distance, Juno daughter of Saturn sent Iris down the sky to gallant Turnus, then haply seated in his forefather Pilumnus' holy forest dell.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK NINTH
4  On the wall hung a row of portraits, representing the forefathers of the Bellingham lineage, some with armour on their breasts, and others with stately ruffs and robes of peace.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In VII. THE GOVERNOR'S HALL
5  The belief was a favourite one with our forefathers, as betokening that their infant commonwealth was under a celestial guardianship of peculiar intimacy and strictness.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
6  I forgit myself when I take such an interest in your breakfast, as to wish your frame, exhausted by the debilitating effects of prodigygality, to be stimilated by the 'olesome nourishment of your forefathers.'
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter LVIII
7  A very good name, and, I dare say, handed down from honest forefathers.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 6
8  Out from the mansion of his forefathers," continued Gabriel, "he drove with Johnny.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In THE DEAD
9  For he was not wholly a Russian, nor could he himself say precisely who his forefathers had been.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
10  The seamen's clamour rises in emulous dissonance; each cheers his comrade: Seek we Crete and our forefathers.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK THIRD
Example Sentence:
1  Alex has written a fascinating article about a possible forefather of the web.
2  He went to visit the graves of his forefathers.
3  They are the most precious cultural legacy our forefathers left.