Sentence Examples


  • If their ancestors had been carried out to sea once or twice by a flood and safely drifted as far as the Galapagos Islands" (Wallace), "they must have been numerous on the continent" (Rothschild and Hartert).
  • It had ancestors in a flourishing condition during the Secondary epoch.
  • At the graves of national heroes or ancestors worship was paid.
  • And with a Frenchman's easy and naive frankness the captain told Pierre the story of his ancestors, his childhood, youth, and manhood, and all about his relations and his financial and family affairs, "ma pauvre mere" playing of course an important part in the story.
  • His ancestors, it is believed, came from Scotland, and settled at Bayonne when that region was occupied by the English.