Examples of ancestry in a Sentence
They claim to be of noble ancestry.
a person of unknown ancestry
She claims to be able to trace her ancestry all the way back to the earliest settlers.
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Happens once or twice a month, there, on my right, standing in the driveway, calm eyes follow my tiring steps, a commanding countenance maintains the usual arrogant, intelligent look indicating blueblood ancestry.
Meanwhile his Foreign Minister Julie Bishop risked a diplomatic spat with close ally New Zealand, by accusing the main opposition party there of conspiring to bring down the government by helping reveal Joyce’s ancestry.
Now a group claiming ancestry from a Confederate veteran named Moses Jacob Ezekiel, who was a renowned sculptor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is asking that one of his most prominent works be taken down.
And of particular and enduring interest: genetic ancestry tests.
Their findings suggest that the two groups shared common ancestry, and that they are genetically linked to the Greeks of today.
According to federal American Community Survey data gathered from 2010 to 2014, 1.2 percent of Wendell School District residents reported Portuguese as their primary ancestry, which is the 11th-highest out of school districts in Idaho.
In the 19th century, huge influxes of Irish and German immigrants warred for influence and power against the existing American coastal establishment that traced its ancestry to England.
Asked whether the access of New Zealanders to Britain through ancestry or working holiday visas would be affected by Brexit, Johnson said Britain would remain open to talent but the country also needed to manage and control immigration.
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First Known Use of ancestry
Synonymsbirth, blood, bloodline, breeding, descent, extraction, family tree, genealogy, line, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stock, strain
Antonymsissue, posterity, progeny, seed
Related Wordsheredity, succession; family, house; kin, kindred, relations, relatives; race
Near Antonymsoffspring; child, heir, inheritor, son, successor
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