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  • n. Plural form of descendant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. all of the offspring of a given progenitor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. all of the offspring of a given progenitor

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But to imagine that such a thing enters the heads of a great and growing majority of immigrants and their descendants is a ludicrous misconception, and a dangerous one to boot.

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  • One of the descendants is an investment counselor and another a Ph.D. Mrs. [Megan] Smolenyak Smolenyak described them as “poster children” for immigrant America, with Irish, Jewish, Italian and Scandinavian surnames.

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  • Even so, I choose to spend my food money so that my long-term health, and that of my descendants, is not compromised.

    Making Links

  • A characteristic that occurs only in later descendants is called an apomorphy (meaning "separate form" or "far from form," as in far from the root ancestor; also called a "derived" state) for that group.

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  • Darwin descendants are still there (through the Keynes), and the institute still supports the notorious Pioneer Fund directly.

    A Review of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

  • Linguistic evidence that these diverse communities intermingled to some extent with these PNECB descendants is found in their modern language descendants 'lexis. 10

    Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CE

  • What we can do for our descendants is promote, or at least avoid retarding, economic growth.

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  • At least the phony, bait & switch concern for starving artists and their descendants is well grounded in history.

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  • The first white man to see Lake Victoria, John Hanning Speke, claimed the two tribes in the Rwanda region were direct descendants from the Bible.

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  • As reported in a variety of rambling articles in what some refer to as "London tube rags," Curry believes that the near-term descendants of the genetic upper class will be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent and creative.

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