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But the fact of the matter is I am a direct descendant of royalty. The Sun (2016)We are all descendants of one of these men. Christianity Today (2000)The company is due to announce the find tomorrow at a press conference attended by a descendant of one of the crew. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Luckily, one of their descendants is on hand to help. The Sun (2010) Modern descendants of these simple, handmade designs can easily cost four figures. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He played the cover drive as if he was the direct descendant of Zeus. The Sun (2012)A royal art association has contacted the descendants of the original owner to hand back the work. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The most wonderful thing is that some direct descendants of the original crew of the Mystery came to meet us. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If we don't make a profit on it, then one of our descendants will. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The direct descendants of the apprentice societies were the young men's associations that grew up during the early 1800s. American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993)And the benefits can be felt for four generations, according to a study of 14,000 people and their descendants. The Sun (2012)Often the founders or their descendants, they tend to take a longer-term view than purely financial investors and are more concerned with issues such as reputation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: descendant NOUN
Someone's descendants are the people in later generations who are related to them.
They are descendants of the original settlers.
Definition of descendant from the Collins English Dictionary
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