forebear


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Synonyms for forebear

Synonyms for forebear

Synonyms for forebear

a person from whom you are descended

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Like the wolves, their forebears, their nutritive processes were rigidly economical and perfect.
Springing from a long line of American descent, she was one of those wonderful working-class blooms which occasionally appear, defying all precedent of forebears and environment, apparently without cause or explanation.
From some great throne within, your forebears may have directed the destinies of half the world.
She remembered back to her mother's tales, and to the wood engraving in her scrapbook where her half-clad forebears, sword in hand, leaped from their lean beaked boats to do battle on the blood-drenched sands of England.
The new bus must have the timeless shape of its forebear, hold up to eight people and be completely different from anything else on the market.
Riccio began his career with Queens County Savings Bank, the Company's forebear, in 1969 and, following a series of promotions within the branch network, was appointed Vice President and Director of Branch Administration in January 1995.
THE third-generation RAV4 makes its forebear look like the soft-roader it really was.
In addition, a lower court judge recently voided as against public policy an agreement (referred to as a "stipulation" in the decision) whereby a landlord agreed, in exchange for a substantial increase in rent, to forebear in commencing a non-primary residence proceeding against the tenant.
For example African-American performers now represent ghetto life in Rap music videos, but the performance of blackness is no less packaged, stagy and cartoonish than its antebellum forebear.
Accordingly, the ability of the corporation to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the willingness of regulatory authorities to forebear from taking such action and allowing the corporation to conclude its capital raising strategies.
NASDAQ:ATGI) ("Alpha") announced today that its lenders have agreed to forebear through November 19, 2004 (as opposed to the previously announced date of December 31, 2004) from enforcing any rights or remedies arising from Alpha's non-payment of an excess cash flow payment of $895,000 due to its lenders on September 22, 2004.
Without the Wicker forebear, it's doubtful that the annual Burning Man arts festival, currently unfolding in the Nevada desert, would take the form that it does today.
Longer, lighter and faster than its forebear, the latest TT is a mix of aluminium and steel, giving a 0-60 time of 5.
An obvious forebear, Mullican successfully pursued the fusion of spirituality and modernism at a time when the idea had a number of other proponents--Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, Gordon Onslow Ford, and later Jay DeFeo among them.
Unlike their most obvious Las Vegas forebear, Liberace, they have never sued anyone to prove their heterosexuality.