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To me it was a revelation of the things my early forebears must have endured that the human race of the outer crust might survive.
Through the hideous dangers that my forebears had endured in the earlier stages of their human evolution I fled; and always pursuing was the hairy monster that had discovered me.
Presently the willows parted on the other bank, and Robin could hardly forebear laughing out right.
It was in the dusk of Death's fluttery wings that Tarwater thus crouched, and, like his remote forebear, the child-man, went to myth-making, and sun-heroizing, himself hero-maker and the hero in quest of the immemorable treasure difficult of attainment.
The nation is indebted to our forebears, whose selfless sacrifice of sweat and blood have brought about the freedom in which we breathe today, states President Maithripala Sirisena in an Independence Day message.
Filipinos are now the fastest growing population group in Hawaii, thanks to our pioneering forebears who risked their lives to come to a strange and unfamiliar land.
If the exercise is to determine where our forebears came from, that is surely fairly locationspecific and cannot be generalised on a national scale.
Forebears, originally published in Australia in 2009, is a companion volume to Cousins Across the Seas.
Now, in Mad Dogs and Englishmen, we are introduced to roughly 118 forebears of the Twistleton-Wykeham-Fiennes clan, who passed on their eccentric genes to the author.
It's important work - kings and queens come and go, as do politicians, but getting people to talk about their forebears makes the past very real.
Roskill, Auckland, is no different, except they do away completely with all the twee elements of their forebears.
Dear Editor, Our Victorian forebears certainly knew something, not least about human nature, as instances the work of the Christian social reformers of that age.