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.
I come from a working-class family, from a long line of ancestors who must till the land in order to put food on the table.
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.
I then asked him the question that my aunt had posed to me: "Is there a link between the York Springs area and the author Thomas Wolfe?" Kevin's answer was a resounding "Yes." He said he was a relative of Thomas Wolfe's, and it was this line of ancestors that he was looking for that day.
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'.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (S4C, 1.25am) 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.
1 : a line of ancestors of a person or family or a history of such a line of ancestors
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.