Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of forebear.

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Examples

  • We are the current stewards of the liberty that, thanks to our forebears, is our birthright as Americans.

    Think Progress » Take The Time To Get PATRIOT Right

  • As I waited to die, I passed the time by wondering if the hardships that modern hunters endure compare with what our forebears from the 19th century had to undergo.

    The Toughest Deer Hunter Ever

  • As I waited to die, I passed the time by wondering if the hardships that modern hunters endure compare with what our forebears from the 19th century had to undergo.

    The Toughest Deer Hunter Ever

  • Unlike the feudal Maxtone Grahams, she was less interested in forebears than what she called her afterbears.

    Try Anything Twice

  • Coursing through the veins of all those people, our forebears, is a blood that is fortified by a wealth of tradition that gives them outlook and confidence, gives them genius that is to be found nowhere else that I know of in the wide universe.

    Conditions in Britain and Europe

  • Rather, I'd like to share some chandelier-growing-out-of-ears family trivia; one of my forebears was a Welshman who had chandeliers growing out of his ears - metaphorically.

    Busy, Busy, Busy - A Dress A Day

  • Our forebears were the forward-thinkers of their generation.

    The Demon

  • Outrageous as that is, our forebears agreed to it, and I willingly abide by it.

    The Mad Ship

  • In her dreams, she flew again, as she recalled her forebears had done.

    The Mad Ship

  • The Indonesians recall forebears who freed themselves from colonial masters.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

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  • Duh, a bear's ancestors.

    April 27, 2016