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.
Recent Examples of ancestry from the Web
Families send children to private schools that favor North Korea and teach the language, culture and history of their ancestry.
In one fascinating scene set in Mexico, a Chinese agent with a Spanish accent unnerves the Chinese-American hero, Harris Chang, by unveiling Chang’s own secret political Chinese ancestry to him.
Filmmaker Andrea Pecora feels a deep connection to these traditions thanks to Sardinian ancestry on his mother’s side.
Hispanic Heritage Month is an official celebration of American citizens whose ancestry can be traced back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
The head wrap began as a way of saving time, not being bothered to do my hair in any practical way, but also as a kind of … symbol or allegiance with exactly that kind of African ancestry.
And of course, one of the all-time great female artists, and certainly my favorite, is Linda Ronstadt, who is proudly of Mexican ancestry on her father’s side.
Codreanu came from a family in the northern fringe of Romania that was partly German and Slavic in ancestry but highly nationalistic (his rabidly anti-Semitic father having changed the family name from Zilinsky to the Romanian form, Codreanu).
An entire prequel series is possible in the Pfefferman ancestry, which could occasionally flash-forward to the present day.
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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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