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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
Making the family name synonymous with bigotry might be bad for the Scion hotel chain, but the abolition of the estate tax would more than compensate Trump’s actual scions for that loss.
Away from this full-bodied domesticity, the rising stars of the Roaring Twenties and scions of an established Jewish family took joy in making brick sing entirely new harmonies.
That neighbor, Daren Metropoulos, 33, scion of the Greek billionaire Dean Metropoulos and the co-owner of Twinkies-maker Hostess Brands, bought the sprawling, 20,000-square-foot home in August 2016.
BandLab Technologies, a budding digital music company co-founded by Kuok Meng Ru, the scion of one of Asia’s richest families, declined to comment.
Molteni, a scion of the Molteni furniture family, also tells stories through Muse [Projects], her own production company that conceives exhibits, videos and installations for architects and design companies.
Clara Salvemini, the beautiful scion of a powerful family in the Italian city of Bari, commits suicide, throwing herself from the roof of a multi-level parking lot.
There will be a life after the White House for the two thirtysomething real-estate scions, and effecting any kind of change on these issues, it is assumed, will set them up for further success.
Ivanka Trump is the archetype of a certain sort of modern American scion for whom obsessive professional and personal multi-tasking seems designed to, or is motivated by, the weight of a silver spoon.
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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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