line of ancestors

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A dim line of ancestors, in every variety of dress, from the Elizabethan knight to the buck of the Regency, stared down upon us and daunted us by their silent company.
He had a good many indeed which had been formed without difficulty; they had been received ready-made from a line of ancestors who knew what they liked.
WISDOM and knowledge we seek throughout our life And the gift of knowing what's wrong and what's right Some of us inherited talent in our genes From a line of ancestors it seems Not all are born with a capacity for education Thankfully many are in our little nation Higher education comes with diligence and thought And the knowledge of the tutors by whom you were taught One must strive to fulfil one's potential This is a character in the most successful Put one's talent and experience to good use Your gift of intelligence should not be abused History at times has proved mankind's lack of wisdom Which is not integral to the human system.
They provided information useful for the purpose of establishing a line of ancestors as well as linking them to the Tang imperial clan.
One thinks of The Pirates of Penzance, in which Major General Stanley laments the shame he has brought to the storied line of ancestors buried on his newly acquired estate--calling himself 'their descendant by purchase'.
25am) A high-school student is chosen by a vampire expert to rid the world of an evil blood-sucking menace, drawing on skills inherited from a long line of ancestors who were hunters of the undead.
The Voice of the Valleys - regarded by many as symbolic of Wales itself - hails from a long line of ancestors born and brought up in south-west England.
He says: "I have always been conscious of a long line of ancestors, farmers or craftsmen steeped in country lore.
Most probably the roots of his male line of ancestors are in Sweden.
Fort proverb For African societies, important kinship groups include not only the nuclear and extended family, but also the lineage, the long line of ancestors, through which an individual traces his or her descent.
I love beans, always have, and as the daughter of two West Virginians and coming from a long line of ancestors from that beautiful state--we ate beans and cornbread a lot when I was a kid.
Planters and wealthier yeomen could conceive of themselves as following in a line of ancestors who knew how to lightly and masterfully handle the reins of power.