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forefather

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a person who is several generations earlier in an individual's line of descent
  • our forefathers bought this farm, and our family has worked it for three generations

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The first known use of forefather was in the 14th century

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“Forefather.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/forefather. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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