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Forebear   /fˈɔrbˌɛr/   Listen

A person from whom you are descended.  Synonym: forbear.

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"Forebear" Quotes from Famous Books

... slogan of the Elliots": perhaps "And wha dares meddle wi' me!" In "Weir of Hermiston" he returns to "the auld bauld Elliots" with zest. He was not, perhaps, aware that, through some remote ancestress on the spindle side, he "came of Harden's line," so that he and I had a common forebear with Sir Walter Scott, and were hundredth cousins of each other, if we reckon in the primitive manner by female descent. Of these Border ancestors, Louis inherited the courage; he was a fearless person, but one would not trace his genius to "The Bard of Rule," an Elliot named "Sweet ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition - Vol. 1 (of 25) • Robert Louis Stevenson

... are ourselves, and not ourselves ... For ever thwarting pride and will Some forebear's passion leaps from death To claim ...
— Dreams and Dust • Don Marquis

Words linked to "Forebear" :   ancestor, root, great grandparent, antecedent, grandparent, ascendant, ascendent

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