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Especially by people whose own ancestors gave theirs smallpox. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The creature is the oldest known ancestor of the modern giant panda. The Sun (2007)They were asked to retrace the footsteps of an ancestor back to the great war. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It seems our fascination was shared by our early ancestors. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The life of our distant ancestors was somewhat similar. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Now we realise they share a more recent common ancestor with animals. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They refer back to ancestors on both sides from generations ago. The Sun (2015)Our distant ancestors had a much higher diversity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The teeth of our distant ancestors can yield a surprising amount of evidence about their lives and deaths. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Think of your ancient ancestor out cruising the plains of Africa during a time of food shortages. The Sun (2013)Equally, the grandest people have ancestors from all walks of life. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is probably not the direct ancestor of modern birds, though. The Sun (2009)The sea hosted algae, and perhaps only the most distant ancestors of animals. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)While people were here so long ago, it would be wrong to call them our direct ancestors. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To understand this, you have to turn the clock back and take a look at our ancient ancestors. The Sun (2012)Ure is the ancestor of modern our, but the first vowel was like that in too or ooze. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)He acknowledged that he was in a minority, but said he felt a moral duty to speak up for his ancient ancestors. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Our human ancestors go back 50 million years and writing was invented only about 4 thousand years ago. Positive Parent Power (1991)I've long had an interest in family history and this show lets us know the stories of other people 's ancestors. The Sun (2009)A MAN who asked a librarian to help him trace his ancestors discovered she was his second cousin. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'ancestor'
British English: ancestor /ˈænsɛstə/ NOUN
Your ancestors are the people from whom you are descended.
...our daily lives, so different from those of our ancestors.
- American English: ancestor
- Arabic: سَلَف
- Brazilian Portuguese: antepassado
- Chinese: 祖先
- Croatian: predak
- Czech: předek
- Danish: forfader
- Dutch: voorouder
- European Spanish: antepasado
- Finnish: esi-isä
- French: ancêtre
- German: Vorfahre
- Greek: πρόγονος
- Italian: antenato
- Japanese: 先祖
- Korean: 조상
- Norwegian: stamfar
- Polish: przodek
- European Portuguese: antepassado
- Romanian: strămoș
- Russian: предок
- Spanish: antepasado
- Swedish: förfader
- Thai: บรรพบุรุษ
- Turkish: ata
- Ukrainian: предок
- Vietnamese: tổ tiên
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