forefathers


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Translations
جَد، سَلَف، أجْداد
předkové
forfædre
elõdök
forfaîir
protėviai
priekštečisenči
atalar

forefathers

[ˈfɔːˌfɑːðəz] NPLantepasados mpl

forefathers

[ˈfɔːˌfɑːðəz] nplprogenitori mpl, antenati mpl, avi mpl

forefathers

(ˈfoːfaːðəz) noun plural
ancestors. His forefathers emigrated to America.
References in classic literature ?
A very good name, and, I dare say, handed down from honest forefathers.
murmurs one grey shadow of my forefathers to the other.
Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep,
I forgit myself when I take such an interest in your breakfast, as to wish your frame, exhausted by the debilitating effects of prodigygality, to be stimilated by the 'olesome nourishment of your forefathers.
The lives of those rural forefathers, whom we are apt to think very prosaic figures--men whose only work was to ride round their land, getting heavier and heavier in their saddles, and who passed the rest of their days in the half-listless gratification of senses dulled by monotony--had a certain pathos in them nevertheless.
Could I have hoped to render it worthy of your patronage, the public would at once have seen the propriety of inscribing a work designed to illustrate the domestic antiquities of England, and particularly of our Saxon forefathers, to the learned author of the Essays upon the Horn of King Ulphus, and on the Lands bestowed by him upon the patrimony of St Peter.
But before I can resume my natural form, and take possession of the belongings of my forefathers, you must go out into the world and take service as a maidservant.
Among the sentiments of most powerful operation upon the human heart, and most highly honorable to the human character, are those of veneration for our forefathers, and of love for our posterity.
All the while the unhappy Altisidora was bewailing herself in the above strain Don Quixote stood staring at her; and without uttering a word in reply to her he turned round to Sancho and said, "Sancho my friend, I conjure thee by the life of thy forefathers tell me the truth; say, hast thou by any chance taken the three kerchiefs and the garters this love-sick maid speaks of?
She lived under the iron rod of the medical science of our forefathers, and took yearly four precautionary doses, strong enough to have killed Penelope, though they seemed to rejuvenate her mistress.
The belief, however, was connected (as I have previously hinted) with the gray stones of the home of his forefathers.
Our forefathers, and those who were reckoned wise, were accustomed to say that it was necessary to hold Pistoia by factions and Pisa by fortresses; and with this idea they fostered quarrels in some of their tributary towns so as to keep possession of them the more easily.