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Forebear   /fˈɔrbˌɛr/   Listen
Forebear

noun
1.
A person from whom you are descended.  Synonym: forbear.






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"Forebear" Quotes from Famous Books



... slowly, "it was the ill luck of my—of some forebear of mine to have to be ransomed. They ...
— A Prince of Cornwall - A Story of Glastonbury and the West in the Days of Ina of Wessex • Charles W. Whistler

... stout Puritan stock, dating back almost to the days of the Mayflower. His first American "forebear" was a Puritan minister, Rev. John Sherman, an emigrant to the Connecticut colony from Essex in England. Of one of the collateral branches was Roger Sherman, drafter and signer of the Declaration of Independence. ...
— Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8 • Various



Words linked to "Forebear" :   ascendent, great grandparent, forbear, grandparent, antecedent, root, ascendant, ancestor



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