- n. The mother of someone’s great-grandparent.
“Williams is an urban farmer in Los Angeles; he grows and sells heirloom tomatoes from seeds passed down from his great-great-grandmother, who carried them to America on a slave ship.”
“My ancestors never owned slaves; they arrived in this country (except for my Cherokee great-great-grandmother) during the 1890s.”
“At the Emily Post Institute in Burlington, Vt., where heirs to etiquette guru Emily Post still dole out advice on good manners, Anna Post, 32, says adding a charitable element to a wedding is "terrific," and that her legendary great-great-grandmother wouldn't have minded a cow as a wedding gift.”
“Frankly, before I saw this series, I only appreciated on an abstract level Ibsen's Nora, or Strindberg's Miss Julie, and the real life efforts of Marie Curie and or even my own great-great-grandmother.”
“Her ballet is based on George MacDonald's beautifully told 1872 tale about Irene, a steadfast princess who encounters the ghost of her loving great-great-grandmother also named Irene and, accompanied by her rustic friend Curdie, gets entangled with a population of fearsome goblins.”
“She leaves later this month for a year in Indonesia, her great-great-grandmother's birthplace, on a Fulbright Scholarship to study sindhenan , the traditional singing of Javanese gamelan music.”
“More than a century ago, your great-great-grandmother, Mina, helped track him down to his lair in Castle Alucard, in the Carpathian Mountains.”
“I had another great-great-grandmother on my mom's side who snuck in in a suitcase.”
“It had once belonged to my great-great-grandmother.”
“My great-great-grandmother Maud Riordan Florian McNulty completely botched a plot to assassinate Queen Victoria by slipping rat poison into her lime shandy when she attended a doily exhibition in Killarney in 1867.”
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