forebearer

noun
fore·​bear·​er | \ˈfȯr-ˌber-ər \

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Synonyms & Antonyms for forebearer

Synonyms

ancestor, father, forebear (also forbear), forefather, grandfather, primogenitor, progenitor

Antonyms

descendant (also descendent)

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Examples of forebearer in a Sentence

villagers who still practice many of the customs of their forebearers

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With over 200 years of Indiana history in the books, 35 stops across the state are offering discounts May 10 to learn about our Indiana forebearers or examine antiques. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana state parks, museums and more to offer freebies, discounts in May," 1 May 2018 The loss left New England at 2-2 and prompted at least a few questions as to whether these Patriots – particularly on the defensive side – were Roman numeral material like many of their forebearers. Joseph Person, charlotteobserver, "Patriots say Week 4 loss to Panthers played a key role in eventual Super Bowl run," 1 Feb. 2018 One Direction’s breakout heartthrob Harry Styles always had a habit of flaunting classic rock tees, but unlike the vast majority of teens in vintage apparel, Styles’ interest in the genre’s forebearers goes far beyond cloth. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 25 Best Rock Songs of 2017: Critics' Picks," 20 Dec. 2017 Like her more timid le Carre forebearers, there’s no pleasure in her victories. Jake Coyle, Detroit Free Press, "Review: Spy thriller ‘Atomic Blonde’ will leave you cold," 27 July 2017 Like her more timid le Carre forebearers, there’s no pleasure in her victories. Jake Coyle, Detroit Free Press, "Review: Spy thriller ‘Atomic Blonde’ will leave you cold," 27 July 2017 Like her more timid le Carre forebearers, there’s no pleasure in her victories. Jake Coyle, Cincinnati.com, "Review: Theron is all action in ‘Atomic Blonde’," 26 July 2017 That list includes Memphis Track Boy, London on da Track, and Lil' Lodi, along with forebearers to the sound, like Shawty Redd, whose work with Young Jeezy predates these young guys by a few years. AL.com, "Southern hip-hop producers who changed the game," 10 July 2017

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First Known Use of forebearer

1852, in the meaning defined above

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