What is another word for forebears?

Pronunciation: [fˈɔːbe͡əz] (IPA)

Forebears refer to our ancestors who have come before us. The word "forebears" can be described using several synonyms such as ancestors, predecessors, forefathers, antecedents, progenitors, foremothers, and foregoers. These synonyms emphasize the individuals, groups, or communities that have influenced our lives in the past, shaping our present and future. Forebears often exhibit cultural, social, and historical significance in our lives and help us understand our roots, traditions, and values. Using synonyms for forebears in conversation, writing, or everyday speech can add variety and depth to our vernacular while illustrating our respect and admiration for our past.

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Usage examples for Forebears

Your grandfather, the aged Earl, is living only in the past, proud of the record of his forebears.
"The Crevice"
William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
The lion of this group of Spokane capitalists was Riesinberg, a man of German forebears, but all American in his sympathies, with a son already in the army.
"The Desert of Wheat"
Zane Grey
Young Kaye's good-looking, fair face-the look of breeding derived from his mother's forebears crossed with the more solid good looks which had been his father's-was set in hard lines; yet he was making a gallant effort to bear himself well, and he was smiling the painful smile which is so far removed from mirth.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes

Famous quotes with Forebears

  • All of our forebears contributed to what South Africa has become. That does not, however, mean that I must apologize to anyone for being born a Zulu, or for having that culture.
    Mangosuthu Buthelezi
  • OK, well maybe I have to get back to Judaism. In the sense that if I look at me and my forebears forever stretching back to I don't know, whenever there's no sense of place and therefore no sense of nationality.
    Janet Suzman
  • Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.
    Carter G. Woodson
  • The history of anarchism is a history of unparalleled defeat and martyrdom, yet anarchists venerate their victimized forebears with a morbid devotion which occasions suspicion that the anarchists, like everybody else, think that the only good anarchist is a dead one.In other words, given a choice between anarchism and anarchy, most anarchists would go for the anarchism ideology and subculture rather than take a dangerous leap into the unknown, into a world of stateless liberty.
    Bob Black
  • Consider the fact that for 3.8 billion years, a period of time older than the Earth's mountains and rivers and oceans, every one of your forebears on both sides has been attractive enough to find a mate, healthy enough to reproduce, and sufficiently blessed by fate and circumstances to live long enough to do so. Not one of your pertinent ancestors was squashed, devoured, drowned, starved, stranded, stuck fast, untimely wounded, or otherwise deflected from its life's quest of delivering a tiny charge of genetic material to the right partner at the right moment in order to perpetuate the only possible sequence of hereditary combinations that could result -- eventually, astoundingly, and all too briefly -- in you.
    Bill Bryson

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