Ancestor in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Ancestor

To be an ancestor of. | One from whom a person is descended, whether on the father's or mother's side, at any distance of time; a progenitor; a forefather. | An earlier type; a progenitor

Short Example Sentences for Ancestor

  • 1. My ancestor said the sky was just the thing. 🔊
  • 2. My ancestor was a great hand to keep things moving. 🔊
  • 3. Here lived an ancestor of mine, who was a herd of men. 🔊
  • 4. Dardanus was the ancestor of the Trojan line of kings. 🔊
  • 5. Want proof as to an ancestor in the reign of King Richard! 🔊
  • 6. Each ancestor has added his own to those previously existing. 🔊
  • 7. I saw that my great ancestor the printer suddenly rose up in that hem! 🔊
  • 8. DO you suppose you could get him interested in this ancestor business? 🔊
  • 9. Like his ancestor at Dunbar, he struck his tuning-fork on his sword. 🔊
  • 10. The evening had its defects; still, I got my ancestor in, and was satisfied. 🔊
  • 11. He is said to be the ancestor of the Bir hors, or jungle Santals. 🔊
  • 12. Is it a pious offering to Apollo, the ancestor of the Ionian race? 🔊
  • 13. There was a stuffed bloodhound, the ancestor perhaps of Jove and Juno. 🔊
  • 14. He was the ancestor of Bishop Reginald Heber and the late Richard Heber, Esq. 🔊
  • 15. The, 40. Bradford, William, an ancestor of N. W.'s, 3. 🔊

How to use Ancestor in Sentences?

  • 1. In this creature it has been supposed that we have a direct ancestor of the modern horse. 🔊
  • 2. The room is much the same as when my ancestor occupied it, for no one has slept in it since. 🔊
  • 3. Let this snug and peerless ancestor be saddled and I shall buy a ticket for the West. 🔊
  • 4. Cranstoun of that ilk, ancestor to Lord Cranstoun; and Gladstain of Gladstains. 🔊
  • 5. Then people thought of themselves as one with that ancestor whom they believed to be reappearing in them. 🔊
  • 6. The reason for this is the belief that the anito of the ancestor cares for and protects its descendants when they are abroad. 🔊
  • 7. From this belief tribes took their names, each member tattooing the figure of his animal ancestor on his person. 🔊
  • 8. Whether the fret was the ancestor or the descendant of the Swastika is of no moment to our present question. 🔊
  • 9. Her eyes wander vaguely along the floor; gradually they raise themselves to the portrait of her great ancestor opposite. 🔊
  • 10. They are so thick then that I don't wonder my ancestor grew worried about the floor. 🔊
  • 11. Him nam'st thou ancestor whom all the world Knows as a sometime favorite of the gods? 🔊
  • 12. If the first Galland were half a robber, to disguise the fact because he was her ancestor was not playing fair. 🔊
  • 13. Of one thing he was assured: somewhere in the dim past an ancestor of his had died in a Berserk rage. 🔊
  • 14. The hairy or scaly ancestor is the "totem" of the tribe, and they consider that animal sacred, and will not eat the flesh of it. 🔊
  • 15. Whereas, if you say, Aye, but on that account why grant even so much distinction to the day as your ancestor does? 🔊
  • 16. The descendant of Buonarotti is now an old man, and fortunately rich enough to preserve the house of his great ancestor as an object of curiosity. 🔊
  • 17. The Nou-su believe in ancestor worship, and perhaps the most interesting feature of their religion is the peculiar form this worship takes. 🔊
  • 18. There is a tradition that in the thirteenth century a certain baron was incarcerated there by an ancestor of the present owner, and starved to death. 🔊
  • 19. Some ancestor had dowered him with a love of beautiful things, rugs, pictures, pottery, bronzes, music and a rather secluded life. 🔊
  • 20. Such was this great Cretaceous sea, in whose waters, with hundreds of other strange creatures, lived the ancestor of our leather tortoise. 🔊