descendants descendants  /dɪs ˈɛn dənts/

Definition(s):

  • (n) all of the offspring of a given progenitor

Usage(s):

  1. Many are or claim to be descendants of the nautchthe fabled royal courtesans famed for their mesmerizing dances and stirring songsbut the best that any of them can manage .
  2. The descendants of Georg von Giesche have operated in Upper Silesia, gathering into their Bergwerke Georg von Giesche Gesellschaft Erben (Estate) zinc mines (the largest in Europe.
  3. The end point on a journey of self-discovery for thousands of descendants of African slaves: The Long Way Home Terminally-ill Jane Tomlinson biked from Rome to Leeds for charity, but .

News

  1. Cook Family Reunion is Saturday, June 22

    Descendants of William Warren and Mattie Mae Cook will meet Saturday, June 22, at the Sand Hill Church of Christ fellowship building. A covered dish luncheon will be served at noon.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Gilmer Mirror

  2. Descendants of Pa. governor’s family to attend Charleroi bridge opening

    NORTH CHARLEROI – Descendants of early 20th century Pennsylvania Gov. John Kinley Tener’s family will attend the opening this month of a bridge that will bear his name in his former hometown of Charleroi.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Observer-Reporter

  3. Descendants of Quanah Parker Work to Preserve His Legacy

    FORT SILL, Okla_Descendants, friends and historians gathered to keep a legacy alive. The legacy of Quanah Parker. For the 64th year descendants of Quanah Parker held a family reunion. Festivities kicked
    on June 16, 2013     Source: KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls

Quotes

  1. "I have intentionally omitted to provide for my spouse and other heirs, including future spouses and children and other descendants now living and those hereafter born or adopted," Smith said in the will, which was signed under her legal name,...
    on Feb 16, 2007 By: Daniel Smith Source: Washington Post

  2. "The growing shortage of resources and the battle against global warming demand a revolution in our ways of production and consumption," Chirac said. "We have the duty to start research that will prepare energy solutions for our descendants."
    on Nov 21, 2006 By: Jacques Chirac Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "With the solemn burden of history, we remember the victims of the genocide of the Armenians," Karekin said in the House. "Give peace and justice on their descendants."
    on Oct 10, 2007 By: Karekin II Source: Forbes

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