fore·​bear·​er | \ ˈfȯr-ˌber-ər How to pronounce forebearer (audio) \

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villagers who still practice many of the customs of their forebearers
Recent Examples on the Web Mike Brown said the digital driver license is the forebearer of discriminating against the unvaccinated. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Feb. 2022 If successful, The Mayflower Autonomous Ship, named in honor of its famous nautical forebearer and known as MAS for short, will be the first such trans-Atlantic voyage by an autonomous vessel. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 27 Nov. 2021 Quaker Oats retired Aunt Jemima, allowing her real-life forebearer, Nancy Green, to step out of the shadows of a minstrel past. Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2020 Chickamauga is two lakes upstream from Guntersville and other TVA lakes in Alabama, which likely means the fish or their forebearers passed through Alabama waters and that lots of them could still be there. Frank Sargeant, al, 22 Jan. 2020 Our generation inherited a healthy ocean from our forebearers. CNN, 24 Sep. 2019 Many of our forebearers, including my great-grandfather, were undocumented immigrants, no different from Central American migrants today. Aaron Freedman, The New Republic, 9 Aug. 2019 Like so many long-standing Southern white families, McConnell's forebearers built their wealth with free slave labor and cheap land. The Courier-Journal, 13 July 2019 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, 1 May 2018 See More

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1852, in the meaning defined above

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“Forebearer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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