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Examples of scion in a Sentence
He's a scion of a powerful family.
Recent Examples of scion from the Web
Gandhi, the scion of India's most influential political dynasty -- the son, grandson and great-grandson of former Prime Ministers, officially took over as leader of the opposition on December 16, replacing his mother, Sonia.
Blessing, a scion of one of Germany’s most prominent banking dynasties, has run the bank’s retail and commercial operations in Switzerland.
Other Debrett’s caliber scions included Viscountess Weymouth, Isabel Getty, and Lady Alice Manners (great name!), while the fashion aristocracy was represented by Amber Le Bon, Sascha Bailey, and Lottie Moss.
The event was hosted by Martin Garrix, a 21-year-old who recently came in first on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list, along with scion Roberta Armani.
That was the case during a recent evening when Berggruen held a talk with Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India’s most illustrious political dynasty, at Calhoun’s house in the hills above West Hollywood.
Shin Dong-bin also faces a bribery charge in a separate trial related to a presidential scandal that also led to a five-year sentence for Samsung scion Jay Y. Lee and the imprisonment of former president Park Geun-hye.
And things only got thornier for the living Blossom scion, who was haunted by her brother's memory.
As Jimmy Ray, the handsome scion of well-to-do family who brings out the temptress in Alice in the flashback scenes, Patrick Cummings at least seems likes a worthy enough fellow for a bright young woman to upturn her teenage life over.
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Get Familial With scion
Scion derives from the Middle English sioun and Old French cion and is related to the Old English cīth and the Old High German kīdi (meaning "sprout" or "shoot"). When it first sprouted in English in the 14th century, scion meant "a shoot or twig." That sense withered in horticultural contexts, but the word branched out, adding the grafting-related meaning we know today. A figurative sense also blossomed referring to one's descendants, with particular reference to those who are descendants of notable families.
Origin and Etymology of scion
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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