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descendant

dis en duhnt

  • n  a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
  • s  going or coming down
  • s  proceeding by descent from an ancestor

  • Even so, Athina, the last direct descendant of the legendary Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, had reason to expect more last weekend.
  • A vehicle that promised to revolutionize drowning, the Amphicar was the peacetime descendant of the Nazi Schwimmwagen (say it out loud it's fun!).
  • According to legend, Leonidas, King of the Spartans and the hero of Thermopylae, was a direct descendant of Heracles.
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  • Diane Watson in USA Today
    The black descendant Cherokees can trace their Native American heritage back in many cases for more than a century,said Rep. Diane Watson, D-Calif. "They are legally a part of the Cherokee Nation through history, precedent, blood and...
  • Kellen Clemens in San Francisco Chronicle
    My eyes welled up with tears, it was such a moving experience,Clemens said. "I don't really know if we fully understand just how special it was. That's a direct descendant of Peter, and there he is giving a blessing and a kiss to our...
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in FOXNews
    We have documented proof that they believe that a descendant of the prophet of Islam will raise in these parts and he will dry the roots of all injustice in the world,Ahmadinejad said during a speech on Monday, according to Al Arabiya.

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