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ancestry

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishancestryan‧ces‧try /ˈænsəstri, -ses- $ -ses-/ noun (plural ancestries) [countable usually singular, uncountable] formal 🔊 🔊 COME FROM/ORIGINATEthe members of your family who lived a long time agoof ... ancestry 🔊 Her mother is of German ancestry (=has German ancestors). 🔊 Helen’s family can trace their ancestry back to the 1700s.
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ancestryNow he had an ancestry, as noble and extensive as he wished.It is simply that adaptation and ancestry can explain what adaptation alone can not.This was wu-shu, the combat of my ancestry.Some churches are no doubt of Roman ancestry.The nature of this will vary greatly depending on a rose's ancestry, while its appreciation is a very personal matter.The ancestry of pentecostalism-on the other hand-traces back to mystical, Wesleyan, and Holiness roots.of ... ancestryIn all cases the explanation is that there is some sort of physical attraction between the centromeres of similar ancestry.This was wu-shu, the combat of my ancestry.Some churches are no doubt of Roman ancestry.She was not perhaps very courageous, which was unexpected in one of her ancestry.Certainly I could list the white part of my ancestry.There would have to be portraits, artifacts, papers, some silverware, an officially prepared record of his ancestry.
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