Examples of forefather in a Sentence
our forefathers bought this farm, and our family has worked it for three generations
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Their ideological forefathers are Joseph McCarthy, George Wallace and Pat Buchanan, who claimed that America’s cosmopolitan, deracinated ruling elite had betrayed the white Christians to whom the country truly belonged.
The famous dancing hot dog was born earlier this year and rose to prominence on the internet via Snapchat, much in the way of his lil ghost forefather and his great-uncle Face Swap.
That’s a clear disrespect for— forget about football—that’s a clear disrespect to our forefathers who created The Constitution.
Fats Domino's boogie-woogie rhythm-and-blues style catapulted him to pop fame in the 1950s, inspiring generations of musicians as a forefather of rock 'n' roll.
The program visits Greenwood Cemetery, the only cemetery within Orlando’s city limits and home to most of the city’s forefathers.
Land theft and human plunder cleared the grounds for Trump’s forefathers and barred others from it.
Many of the new Dungan communities followed in the footsteps of their forefathers, assimilating with the local populations.
All exist on history’s fringes, not forefathers or foremothers but frustrated artists, defeated revolutionaries, monks, nuns, eccentric balloonists and social deviants.
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First Known Use of forefather
Synonymsfather, forebear (also forbear), forebearer, ancestor, grandfather, primogenitor, progenitor
Antonymsdescendant (also descendent)
Related Wordsantecessor, predecessor [archaic]; ancestress, foremother, grandmother, matriarch; grandsire [archaic], patriarch, sire [archaic]; ancestry, antecedents, roots
Near Antonymschildren, family, issue, lineage, offspring, posterity, progeny, seed, stock; daughter, heir, inheritor, scion, son, successor
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