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  • n  a person from whom you are descended

  • Like its TV forebear Lost, the most popular new fall show spins a complex narrative around the connections among a group of strangers with troubled pasts.
  • The Cooper S is almost as preposterously cute as its gutsy little '60s forebear.
  • In this century, a Prince of Wales again paid court to a Diana forebear: Lady Cynthia Hamilton, who chose instead to become the wife of the seventh Earl of Spencer and thus Diana's .
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  • Frank Bainimarama in Island Business
    ...his part and in some ways through the urging of Qarase, Bainimarama, according to a post-meeting statement drafted by Madraiwiwi and released to the media, agreed "to forebear further comment in the media without first communicating his...
  • Albert Ottinger in Gotham Gazette
    In the 1920s, Attorney General Albert Ottinger, described as "a forebear to Spitzer in many ways," shut down the Consolidated Stock Exchange and said his legacy had been to "hammer, hammer, hammer at every manner and means of fraud and...
  • Lien Chan in International Herald Tribune
    Mr. Sun Yat-sen is our common national forebear and a revolutionary prophet revered on both sides of the Strait,said Lien, referring to China and Taiwan, in a speech near Sun's tomb.

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