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Sample sentences for the GRE study word ancestry

ancestry can be used as a noun

1."Do I smell a Boche Or only an American millionaire of unfortunate ancestry At all events we'll call at lunch-time. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
2.Yea, more than equally, thought Ahab since both the ancestry and posterity of Grief go further than the ancestry and posterity of Joy. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.The point under discussion was, how far any singular gift in an individual was due to his ancestry and how far to his own early training. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
4.They know that I am the daughter of ten thousand jeddaks, that I trace my ancestry straight back without a break to the builder of the first great waterway, and they, who do not even know their own mothers, are jealous of me. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
5.Thus hath Avaunter blowen ev'rywhere All that he knows, and more a thousand fold His ancestry of kin was to Lier. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
6.In "The Court of Love," the poet says of Avaunter, that "his ancestry of kin was to Lier and the stanza in which that line occur. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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