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forebear

noun
variants: also forbear

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a person who is several generations earlier in an individual's line of descent
  • his forebears came to America on the Mayflower

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“Forebear.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/forebear. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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