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  • noun Plural form of sire.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sire.


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  • Our sires were the minster builders who wrought themselves unknown

    The Coming of the Princess and Other Poems

  • The demi-gods are they that were born of earthly women, but their sires are the elder gods who walked of old among men.

    Tales of Three Hemispheres

  • It is with reason that these thinkers have been called the sires of German speculation; for in them we trace the origin of an independent German philosophy, nay, the germs of many celebrated systems developed five centuries later on, in some cases fully outspoken in these early thinkers.

    The Following of Christ.

  • It is, indeed, unnecessary to convert them, -- a process to which their miscreant sisters usually submit with great goodwill, -- and they are also relieved from the necessity of showing the extreme undutifulness to their more religiously constant sires, which is something of a blot on Paynim princesses like Floripas in

    The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory (Periods of European Literature, vol. II)

  • They are not men as are we-even if their sires 'sires' sires were of our breed.

    Daybreak 2250 AD

  • They are not men as are we-even if their sires 'sires' sires were of our breed.

    Daybreak 2250 AD

  • This month, McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds announced that two sires—Justenuffhumor, owned by Darley, and Here Comes Ben—will be at their farm in 2012.

    Horse Breeding Canters Back to N.Y.

  • All she has to do is size up a bunch of mares with her eyes, and feel them over a little with her hands, and hunt around till she finds the right sires, and get pretty nearly what she wants in the result — ­except color, eh, Paul? he teased.


  • The horse breeder can reverse his method of selection, and from slow and clumsy sires and dams bred up a strain of horses beautiful and swift.

    Mexico's Army and Ours

  • He sires an illegitimate son, a character already familiar to readers—Ah Fatt.

    The Ashes of History


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