Washington was a passionate advocate for an intensely practical education for ex-slaves and their descendants.
Although free to leave the manor at 21, Isaac spent his entire life with the Sylvester descendants.
His descendants would go on to become pillars of the church, high-profile politicians, and successful businessmen.
North Dakotans are the descendants of the ones who took that chance and made it work.
Loyalists included recent immigrants and Mayflower descendants alike.
I apologize to his manes, his descendants, and his friends for the liberty.
Some of their descendants are living now, but they are dwarfs, while their ancestors were giants.
As to the Scotch, their barbarisms that are to be found even in print, are affrontive to the descendants of Englishmen.
Many were doubtless written by his family, his descendants, or his pupils.
On these visits they shew little benevolence or lovingkindness to their descendants.
mid-15c. (adj.), c.1600 (n.), from French descendant (13c.), present participle of descendre (see descend). Despite a tendency to use descendent for the adjective and descendant for the noun, descendant seems to be prevailing in all uses and appears 5 times more often than its rival in books printed since 1900. Cf. dependant.