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noun. ['ˈænˌsɛstɝ'] someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent).
- ancestre (Middle English (1100-1500))
Rhymes with Ancestor
How do you pronounce ancestor?
Pronounce ancestor as ˈænˌsɛstər.
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Sentences with ancestor
1. Noun, singular or mass
Creating a headstone can also be a way to mark the grave of an ancestor you've never met.
Quotes about ancestor
1. Although teachers do care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic-it has no conscience. It rings a bell and the young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to a different cell where he must memorize that humans and monkeys derive from a common ancestor.
- John Taylor Gatto, Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
2. He did not know that the Old One was his father, for such a relationship was utterly beyond his understanding, but as he looked at the emaciated body he felt a dim disquiet that was the ancestor of sadness.
- Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey