ancestor

Part of speech: noun

A forefather.

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Usage examples "ancestor":

  1. " Only our first ancestor knows," he replied. - "The Gods of Mars", Edgar Rice Burroughs.
  2. She was standing at the window looking out across the bay on the far shore of which stands the little town of Kilmore, from which my ancestor, who was a Union peer, took his title. - "The Red Hand of Ulster", George A. Birmingham.
  3. It was given to your ancestor by a lady of my house that he might build her a garden and a house like her own palace and garden in her own land. - "The Enchanted Castle", E. Nesbit.