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  • n. Plural form of progenitor.


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  • The drama of the fall of the progenitors is the background to a passage, in The Brothers Karamazov (1880) by the Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881), in which Mitya Karamazov, one of the protagonists of the novel, says: The frightening thing is that beauty is not only terrible, but it is also a mystery.

    Fr Lang on Beauty and the Liturgy

  • In quick time, robust, sometimes ear-splitting chirping led to gospel-trained Aretha Franklin and the magnificent Patti LaBelle and to Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, who could be called the progenitors of today's melisma-infused warbling.

    David Finkle: Real Good Pop Singing, American Idol-Style

  • “Their progenitors were an international group of scientists; they had labs in Haiti and Pakistan during the nineteen-sixties and seventies—”


  • The origin of this particular species of the porcine tribe is unknown, but there is a tradition to the effect that their progenitors were a part of the drove that came to the coast of Florida with De Soto when he started on the march which ended with the discovery of the

    The Junior Classics — Volume 8 Animal and Nature Stories

  • The gods who are called the progenitors of Marduk are represented as rejoicing upon seeing Marduk equipped for the fray.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

  • The New England Patriots, the so-called progenitors of this "team first" philosophy, only found SB success when they could video-tape their opponents practices.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Those cells, called progenitors, can give rise to the type of cells that make up the lining of blood vessel walls.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • She has a claim on her own children, prior to her claim on the Church; let them fulfil this prior claim which she has on them, by sustaining her and not burdening the Church. parents -- Greek, (living) "progenitors," that is, their mother or grandmother, as the case may be.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Now a team led by Avishay Gal-Yam of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel has found one of these supernova 'progenitors' that seems to be a true outlier.

    New Scientist - Space

  • England that his progenitors, that is to say, the Kings of England who had preceded him, were famous -- mark the word -- "_famous_ for the

    The Purpose of the Papacy


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  • "...progenitors of all the evil on Third Earth..."

    --Mumm-Ra (MUMM-RA LIVES - PART IV)

    June 26, 2008