Example sentences for: ancestors

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

  • Japanese politicians' reluctance to apologize stems from their fear of blaming ancestors and dishonoring war heroes.

  • No organism outside this group has a lineage that traces back to the same ancestor (paraphyletic group); however, there might be earlier ancestors that define more inclusive monophyletic groups.

  • The strange European comings and goings were observed by native peoples whose ancestors had preceded these “discoverers” by at least 12,000, some of them 55,000, years.

  • Together with their addiction to killing birds, they have inherited from their ancestors a cruel indifference to the fate of any animal, even that of a much-loved pet.

  • Yokels, for example, are called hicks in America and hodges in England; and because workhorses once often sported the name Robert , we call a prototype horse Old Dobbin and our ancestors called rocking horses hobby horses .

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