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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
Daniele Riva, scion of the legendary boat-making family, knows his way around every corner of the lake.
These scions of the two extremely wealthy New York families that split ownership of the Giants each took over control of the NFL team after their fathers, Wellington Mara and Bob Tisch, both passed away, in 2005.
Check out the oceanfront homes of the 1920s-era coal scions, silver heiresses, and the Vanderbilts from the 3.5-mile Cliff Walk, which is totally free and absolutely gorgeous, scenery-wise.
Here’s that story, richly illustrated by the scion of the Prince Valiant family.
Like his gender-diverse wardrobe, his brand of fame is quintessentially modern: celebrity scion turned reality TV star turned Instagram self-chronicler.
Sessions, born into poverty in the Deep South, shaped the immigration views of Trump, a scion of a New York real estate empire.
Tubbs, too, approaches the idea of a minimum income from an entirely different place than Silicon Valley’s scions.
One person who is joking more at Mr Modi’s expense is Rahul Gandhi, a scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family who is expected to be anointed head of the opposition Congress Party soon.
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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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