[ US /ˈænˌsɛstɝ/ ]
[ UK /ˈænsɛstɐ/ ]
  1. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
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How To Use ancestor In A Sentence

  • Their ancestors might have looked a little like colugos.
  • Ray was knocking them down one by one, unlike his tragic ancestor who only knocked himself down.
  • An Iron Ancestor is a reanimated and iron - forged dead body possessed by a ghost.
  • This is not by any means the only instance of financial incompetence on the part of our various Scottish ancestors, nor indeed of the tendency to resort to violence, and those patterns offer surprisingly little reassurance from the genetic standpoint. Archive 2009-03-01
  • The ancestors of these boys were "whupped" by the ancestors of their beaters. - Articles related to Public transit systems contribute to weight loss and improved health
  • A reaction induced on the laboratory bench may, like yeast in inert dough, leaven the whole of mankind, lightening and lifting it to heights undreamed of by its ancestors. The Contribution of Creative Chemistry to the Humanities
  • However, they conclude that this is incorrect and that the prosauropods and sauropods diverged early from a common ancestor.
  • Together with other Brassica species, it likely descends from a hexaploid ancestor followed by extensive rearrangements, making its genome essentially a triplicated A. thaliana genome.
  • Not one could grasp, or even imagine, the possibility that our simple-minded Palaeolithic ancestors were capable of art.
  • Then, widening our focus, we looked at Lugbara witchcraft and the ancestor cult which complements and completes it.
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