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Examples of progeny in a Sentence
Many Americans are the progeny of immigrants.
The small plants are the progeny of an oak tree.
Their work is the progeny of many earlier studies.
Recent Examples of progeny from the Web
The Duke of Cambridge was effectively upstaged at the event by his adorable progeny, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Assuming that aliens who are at least as intelligent and technologically advanced as humans would develop their own AI, there may be more robotic AI progeny out there than their mortal, biological inventors, Walker said.
The success of his progeny like Post Malone proves this approach isn’t singular to him, either.
Their fostered progeny now include three nurses, a doctor, an engineer and other successful adults who come back with their kids.
The storybook scene could not have been scripted any better: On baseball’s return to Montreal, a native son and the progeny of one of the Expos’ greatest players ever delivers a victory for the Canadian team with a walkoff home run.
Granted one last chance to win in regular innings after Ellis legged out an infield single, the progeny of Roger Clemens delivered.
The media wanted to know: So, will Prince George or Princess Charlotte, the elder progeny of William and Catherine, serve as a pageboy and a bridesmaid?
But for some species of insect, getting eaten doesn’t have to mean the end for your potential progeny.
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The Lineage of progeny
Progeny is the progeny of the Latin verb progignere, meaning "to beget." That Latin word is itself an offspring of the prefix pro-, meaning "forth," and gignere, which can mean "to beget" or "to bring forth." Gignere has produced a large family of English descendants, including benign (meaning "mild" or "harmless"), congenital (meaning "inherent"), engine, genius, germ, indigenous, ingenuous, and malign. Gignere even paired up with pro- again to produce a close relative of progeny: the noun progenitor, which can mean "an ancestor in the direct line," "a biologically ancestral form," or "a precursor or originator."
PROGENY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of progeny for English Language Learners
: a person who comes from a particular parent or family : the child or descendant of someone
: the young of an animal or plant
: something that is the product of something else
PROGENY Defined for Kids
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