Example sentences for: ancestor

How can you use “ancestor” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The Russian NKVD was the 1930s ancestor of the KGB.

  • In 2004, Dr. Anunciada Colon presided over the opening of a golden trunk from the 16th century, containing ashes and bone fragments presumed to belong to her ancestor Christopher Columbus, an event chronicled by a television crew.

  • The evolved populations performed nearly equivalently with or without bile salts, relative to the ancestor (1-tailed paired t s = 1.10, df = 11, p = .138).

  • The extensive presence of multiple copies of the PRC-H-like versions in diverse α-proteobacteria suggests that this particular form, with the characteristic acidic residue, was derived in their common ancestor.

  • However, all populations were more fit than the ancestor in both DM2.


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