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Word: forebears

Definition: (forbears) ancestors


Sentences Containing 'forebears'

A large influence from classic rock is most easily heard on their covers LP "Cooper S" on which they covered the Rolling Stones and the Animals in addition to punk forebears like the Ramones and the Stooges.
Artaxerxes I died in Susa, and his body was brought to Persepolis for interment in the tomb of his forebears.
Hess, along with later thinkers such as Nahum Syrkin and Ber Borochov, is considered a founder of "Socialist Zionism" and Labour Zionism and one of the intellectual forebears of the kibbutz movement.
His father Richard Ernest Melville was of Irish stock, and his mother Lillian Evelyn née Thatcher had English forebears.
History Cold Case saw skeletons of everyday people from across the ages analysed in staggering detail, opening new windows on the history of our forebears.
Miller also reported incursions of English into French sentences (""Anyhow," je ne sais pas."), and English words adapted to modern items for which the locals' French forebears had left no names ("un "can" de maiz").
The estate went to the old estate holder, Josef Matthias Maas, whose forebears had held the estate for 200 years.
The moai represented a clan's "most revered forebears who were believed to bestow ‘mana’ on living leaders".
These small groups of London "train writers" (LUL writers) adopted many of the styles and lifestyles of their New York City forebears, painting graffiti train pieces and in general 'bombing' the system, but favoring only a few selected underground lines seen as most suitable for train graffiti.

More Vocab Words

::: censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
::: foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
::: consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
::: fissure - crevice; crack
::: charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
::: negligible - so small, trifling, or unimportant as to be easily disregarded
::: botch - mismanage; blow
::: inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
::: meter - arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
::: laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise