[ UK /ˈænsɛstɹi/ ]
[ US /ˈænsɛstɹi/ ]
  1. the descendants of one individual
    his entire lineage has been warriors
  2. inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
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How To Use ancestry In A Sentence

  • This relates directly to their ancestry; these short-legged hounds were bred to pursue their quarry by scent over considerable distances.
  • All you have to do to qualify is provide Ancestry. com with a valid email address. Archive 2005-11-01
  • Today's tuberous begonias are highly bred plants of South American ancestry.
  • Pretty much all Christian denominations and traditions celebrate Christmas and so it's a good reminder of our common roots and ancestry.
  • It refutes your position that ancestry is not a characteristic. A New Book
  • The woman in our distant ancestry who carried the mitochondrial chromosomes from which all the human mitochondrial chromosomes of the present time are descended. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness
  • This ancestry may also account for the difficulty of explaining the motives of Shakespeare's villains.
  • Well his background, his parentage and his ancestry was Jewish.
  • Like many people who have attained global recognition, the word cookie is of Old World ancestry but born and raised in New York. The English Is Coming!
  • The thistle at far right signifies the Scottish-born Stewart's ancestry, that plant being Scotland's national emblem.
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