noun. ['dɪˈsɛndənts, dɪˈsɛnɪnts'] all of the offspring of a given progenitor.
- biological group
Words that Rhyme with Descendants
How do you pronounce descendants?
Pronounce descendants as dɪˈsɛnɪnts.
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Example sentences of the word descendants
1. Noun, plural
Your spouse also inherits all of the property if your only surviving descendants are also her descendants.
Quotes containing the word descendants
1. A blade of grass is a commonplace on Earth; it would be a miracle on Mars. Our descendants on Mars will know the value of a patch of green. And if a blade of grass is priceless, what is the value of a human being?
- Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
2. Bachelorhood: all the fun of married life and more prosperity, leaving lots of descendants to boast of their father’s memory to their fellow inmates.
- Bauvard, Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic
3. When we die, as when the scenes have been fixed on to celluloid and the scenery is pulled down and burnt — we are phantoms in the memories of our descendants. Then we are ghosts, my dear, then we are myths. But still we are together. We are the past together, we are a distant past. Beneath the dome of the mysterious stars, I still hear your voice.
- Jostein Gaarder, Maya