Definition of foremother
: a female ancestor
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In this season, when some want to harden and stop the heart of our democracy, we are being called like our foremothers and -fathers to be the moral defibrillator of our time.
Leia is a foremother of Hermione Granger and Katniss Everdeen and of countless latter-day Disney princesses.
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