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Synonyms for descendant

something derived from another

one descended directly from the same parents or ancestors

Synonyms for descendant

a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race

going or coming down

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proceeding by descent from an ancestor

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It were an occupation peculiarly pleasing to cull from our early historians, and exhibit before you every detail of this transaction; to carry you in imagination on board their bark at the first moment of her arrival in the bay; to accompany Carver, Winslow, Bradford, and Standish, in all their excursions upon the desolate coast; to follow them into every rivulet and creek where they endeavored to find a firm footing, and to fix, with a pause of delight and exultation, the instant when the first of these heroic adventurers alighted on the spot where you, their descendants, now enjoy the glorious and happy reward of their labors.
Yet, as the original founder of the Roman State is said once to have lifted upon his shoulders the fame and fortunes of all his posterity, so let us never forget that the glory and greatness of all our descendants is in our hands.
Shem, the son of Noah, was present at the burial, and showed the place to his descendants, who transmitted the knowledge to their descendants, and the lineal descendants of these introduced themselves to us to-day.
We are descendants of a people who came to this savage world more than ten thousand years ago in search of gold.
When I told him that Victory was Queen of England he showed little surprise, telling me that in their recent explorations in ancient Russia they had found many descendants of the old nobility and royalty.
If you inquire, you may even hear that the descendants of "the other man" who fired the shot are in the country to this day.
If there is no surviving parent, sibling, or descendant of a deceased sibling, the intestate estate will be divided into two equal shares between the intestate's maternal and paternal kindred.
2] Professor Xu Xin of Nanjing University, who interviewed many Jewish descendants in Kaifeng, says that the descendants trace their origin to Mesopotamia and the year 1090 C.
Cheddar Man has other living descendants besides Targett.
Gandhi joined descendants of slaves and of slave owners to affirm a powerful movement for healing and reconciliation that began at the conference in 1993.
Michael Kennedy, a direct descendant of Smith, explained the Irish connection is just beginning to be known.
He travelled to Greenland on April 15 with fellow team members City worker Will Gow, a descendant of Shackleton by marriage and shipping lawyer Henry Adams great-grandson of Jameson Boyd-Adams, Shackleton's number two on the unsuccessful expedition for a "full dress rehearsal" for the "main event".
James's descendants are still the rightful kings and queens of these islands, not the present ruling royal family who are trying to change all the rules of the constitution to accommodate the man with the christian name of Stuart kings.
The human family after the flood is divided into the descendants of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
This does not succeed, however, and Reuel comes across the hidden city of Telassar, direct descendant of Meroitic glory, a magnificent civilization that has survived in seclusion into the present.