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great-great-grandmothers

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  • n. Plural form of great-great-grandmother.

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Examples

  • My maternal and paternal great-great-grandmothers both divorced their husbands, and later went on to marry different kinds of sex perverts; my grandfather left my grandmother for his secretary and her family; my parents got divorced, and their second marriages and/or common-law relationships fell apart; a whole bunch of aunts, uncles, and cousins all split up—which leaves us with a portrait of a shattered family and some very robust hybridized genes.

    i know i am, but what are you?

  • He wound up having a two-night stand with one of my great-great-grandmothers.

    As Husbands Go

  • I even put one of my great-great-grandmothers into the book, who went blind as a result of an outbreak of Spanish Flu in Eastern Idaho.

    Interview with Justin Allen

  • My great-great-grandmothers had, on average, ten children each, who then had ten children each—you see my problem.

    Dream State

  • As women talk today they share the stories of mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and great-great-grandmothers, who fought for their freedom and died knowing they had failed.

    The State of the Union, Precarious: Victory within our grasp

  • In what was an almost everyday occurrence at the time, my great-great-grandmothers on both sides gave birth to children fathered by white slave masters.

    Tech and Science

  • Then, way back there, I found out in my history that in my ancestors, one of my great-great-grandmothers read law with her husband, who read law.

    Oral History Interview with Kathrine Robinson Everett, January 21, 1986. Interview C-0006. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • During slavery, _think_ of it, it was a _rare_ one of our black grandmothers, our great-grandmothers and our great-great-grandmothers who escaped the white rapist slavemaster.

    The Autobiography of Malcolm X

  • I know that this is a popular tradition, inherited by the rural folks of our day from their great-great-grandmothers 'grandmothers.

    Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children

  • Women are indebted to that gentle genius, La Duse, for the suggestion that a veiled throat and bust may charmingly fulfil the requirements of evening dress, and also satisfy that sense of delicacy peculiar to some women who have not inherited from their great-great-grandmothers the certain knowledge that a low-necked gown is absolutely decorous.

    What Dress Makes of Us

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