Example sentences for: ancestry

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

  • Neither coding nor non-coding sequences have experienced sufficient divergence to differentiate whether sequences 'conserved' between D. erecta and D. melanogaster result from functional constraint or shared ancestry (Figures 2, 4).

  • Fur-trading coureurs de bois settled down with Indian wives, and today more than a few Québécois proudly trace their ancestry back to native peoples with a tell-tale birthmark on the hip, high cheekbones, or long sleek black hair.

  • Stuckert estimates that by 1950 about 21 percent of the whites--or about 28 million of the 135 million persons classified as "white" in the census--had black ancestry within the last four generations.

  • Convincing estimates show that by 1950 about one in five white Americans had some African ancestry.

  • The ancestry of vernacular elements such as these is diverse and includes antique forms of English and slave-trade-era maritime lingua franca, but an African origin for many of them has been persuasively argued for.


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