Examples of progenitor in a Sentence
the progenitors of modern art
wild cats that were the progenitors of the house cat
Recent Examples of progenitor from the Web
These contemporary memoirists find progenitors in the fiction of earlier writers: Charlotte Brontë, Anaïs Nin, Clarice Lispector, Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Those waves, now reanalyzed in a new paper by the LIGO–VIRGO team, provide some of the best hints yet about the nature of the merger’s progenitors—and what neutron star stuff actually is.
Crossfire’s progenitors thus ignored an obvious question: If Russia promised unspecified dirt on Mrs. Clinton but never delivered it, how would that amount to collusion with the Trump campaign?
Yes, that’s a long time ago, but famed critic Lester Bangs called the Troggs the progenitors of punk rock and icons from Iggy Pop to the Ramones claim to be influenced by them.
So this is the progenitor of every phone out there.
The Globe's ballroom was one of the places where Buddy Bolden, sometimes credited as the progenitor of jazz, had frequently appeared before his institutionalization in 1907.
Kanye in some ways is the progenitor of what’s going on in our culture.
Paul Hill, the intellectual progenitor of the portfolio model, reckons that 40 school districts, most of them large and urban, have now adopted this method.
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PROGENITOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of progenitor for English Language Learners
: someone who first thinks of or does something : a person who begins something
: something that is a model for something else : something that begins the development of something else
biology : a person or animal in the past that is related to a person or animal living now
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