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Origin of forebear
Examples from the Web for forebears
One imagines that the latest pope, a Jesuit, is familiar with the centuries of calumny that have been heaped upon his forebears.
Somewhere along the way, we have forgotten the lessons learned by our Victorian forebears.
For centuries, the forebears of men and women like Paul Peschkowsky were barred from citizenship and its rights.
In that somber room, he knew, had had place whatever was most worthy in the lives of his forebears.The Valiants of Virginia|Hallie Erminie Rives
When he was much affected he always “degenerated to the language of his forebears of the Emerald Isle,” as he used to say.The Winning Touchdown|Lester Chadwick
His forebears were Maryland Catholics who had emigrated to Kentucky.Kentucky in American Letters, v. 1 of 2|John Wilson Townsend
I was not I. I was, in truth, those ten thousand forebears.The Human Drift|Jack London
Others he knew from instinct, an inheritance from countless generations of his forebears.The Black Phantom|Leo Edward Miller
see forbear. Related: Forebearance; forebears.