[gran-pair-uh nt, -par-, grand-]
Origin of grandparent
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Examples from the Web for grandparents
My birth certificate was modified, I changed my name, and when I was sixteen I emancipated from my grandparents and my father.Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All
November 26, 2014
This TV show is called Selfie, a word that all “the kids” were saying and now has made its way to grandparents trying to be hip.‘Selfie’ Is Both a Brilliant and Terrible TV Show
September 30, 2014
Some children live with their uncle and aunt, some live with their grandparents.How Robin Williams’ Mrs. Doubtfire Won the Culture Wars
August 13, 2014
The older Joads—two grandparents and the father of the family—have died.Latinos Encounter a New ‘Grapes of Wrath’ Situation in California
July 21, 2014
She welcomed us warmly, and shared memories of my grandparents and great-grandparents.Survived Hitler, Returned to Germany
May 25, 2014
The early part of his existence was spent with his grandparents in his native place.Ridgeway
My grandparents died, you know, but it had to be done, or we'd have destroyed ourselves.Join Our Gang?
Sterling E. Lanier
Plainly, he decided, this was a strange place, this household of his grandparents.
Were the grandparents whom he had never met this sort of people?
No power on earth—which included parents and grandparents—should or could separate them.
- the father or mother of either of one's parents
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Word Origin and History for grandparents
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