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Sample sentences for the GRE study word progenitor

progenitor can be used as a noun

1.Cain is referred to as a progenitor of Grendel, and of monsters in general. - from Beowulf by
2.BLOOM When my progenitor of sainted memory wore the uniform of the Austrian despot in a dank prison where was your. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
3.By heaven, Theodore Purefoy, thou hast done a doughty deed and no botch Thou art, I vow, the remarkablest progenitor barring none in this chaffering allincluding most farraginous chronicle. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
4.Our great progenitors had conquere. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
5.They were the early progenitors of her race, but had mixed with the other great race of early Martians, who were very dark, almost black, and also with the reddish yellow race which had flourished at the same time. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
6.The problem is a complex one, for if we go back only four steps and these at least enter into the composition of a child, there are commonly thirty progenitors to be taken into account. - from The Republic by Plato
7.The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren. - from The King James Bible

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