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- n. Plural form of descendant.
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- n. all of the offspring of a given progenitor.
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- n. all of the offspring of a given progenitor
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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.
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.
Even so, I choose to spend my food money so that my long-term health, and that of my descendants, is not compromised.
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.
Darwin descendants are still there (through the Keynes), and the institute still supports the notorious Pioneer Fund directly.
Linguistic evidence that these diverse communities intermingled to some extent with these PNECB descendants is found in their modern language descendants 'lexis. 10
What we can do for our descendants is promote, or at least avoid retarding, economic growth.
At least the phony, bait & switch concern for starving artists and their descendants is well grounded in history.
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.
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.