Definition Of forebear


an ancestor.

One cannot hope to rise or succeed in the world unless one's forebears had the requisite abilities.

Example Of forebear

  • A small estate winery, located west of St. Catharines on 80 acres of land first deeded to family forebear in 1794.

  • As a child, I heard the stories from my father about our notable forebear , an honest man who was saved from a massacre, the sole survivor.

  • But a congregation of Christian believers are not able to use it and love it as the holy space that it was for generations of their forebears .

  • But their forebears were, generations ago, driven from this area by European settlers.

  • Gilbert and George were the forebears of an artistic generation that holds everything to be ironic.

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