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  • He had sojourned among various tribes, and perhaps left progeny among them all; but his regular, or habitual wife, was a Sioux squaw.
    Irving, Washington  --  Astoria or Anecdotes  of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
  • The progeny will doubtless be a strange hybrid race...
    Bronte, Charlotte  --  The Professor
  • He was apart from his progeny, as if having no clue where they came from, and no interest in what happened to them.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • He’d accused me of starting the whole thing, just because Gaea had duped one of my progeny, a boy named Octavian, into plunging the Roman and Greek demigod camps into a civil war that almost destroyed human civilization.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • It was a genuine remnant of the Old South, with rocking chairs on high verandahs and venerable octogenarians and their aristocratic progeny carrying on the myth and legend which ended reluctantly at Appomattox Courthouse.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He was ambitious in the extreme, and like Walt McCandless, his aspirations extended to his progeny.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The thirty-two that we shall use to-night are its progeny; they are all entirely black, with the exception of a star upon the forehead.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He was naturally a very nervous, shuddering sort of little fellow, this bread-faced steward; the progeny of a bankrupt baker and a hospital nurse.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I saw a family of weaver birds work together for months on a nest that became such a monstrous lump of sticks and progeny and nonsense that finally it brought their whole tree thundering down.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • For to play a system requires money, while the wages of a gardener’s helper do not lap over the needs of a wife and numerous progeny.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild

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  • The original animals had forgotten us, and to their progeny, lambs, kids, and chickens, who had never seen the face of man, we seemed an army of fierce foes.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Born in Texas, he was the youngest child of fertile, moneyless, embattled parents who, when finally they separated, left their progeny to fend for themselves, to scatter hither and thither, loose and unwanted as bundles of Panhandle tumbleweed.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • So a queen overseeing her realm of living plants, food, and progeny.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • A canting jay and a rheumeyed curdog is all their progeny.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • By one of those caprices of the mind which we are perhaps most subject to in early youth, I at once gave up my former occupations, set down natural history and all its progeny as a deformed and abortive creation, and entertained the greatest disdain for a would-be science which could never even step within the threshold of real knowledge.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Her instinctive fear of the father of her progeny was toning down.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • She knew what it was—she had succumbed to that profound drive shared by all creatures who are faced with death—the drive to seek immortality through progeny.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • If only (in an evil hour for me: I don’t speak for anyone else) the famous Don Belianis were alive now, or any one of the innumerable progeny of Amadis of Gaul!
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The choice he has an opportunity of making is various, a black, a tawney, a mulatto or a mestee, one of which can be purchased for ioo or 150 sterling If a progeny of young colored children is brought forth, these are emancipated, and mostly sent by those fathers who can afford it, at the age of three or four years, to be educated in England.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Now Zeus observed to Hera, wife and sister: "You had your way, my lady, after all, my wide-eyed one! You brought him to his feet, the great runner! One would say the Akhaian gentlemen were progeny of yours."
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • "Laius," she cried, and called her husband dead Long, long ago; her thought was of that child By him begot, the son by whom the sire Was murdered and the mother left to breed With her own seed, a monstrous progeny.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • …thorough this distemperature we see The seasons alter: hoary-headed frosts Fall in the fresh lap of the crimson rose; And on old Hyem’s thin and icy crown An odorous chaplet of sweet summer buds Is, as in mockery, set: the spring, the summer, The childing autumn, angry winter, change Their wonted liveries; and the maz’d world, By their increase, now knows not which is which: And this same progeny of evils comes From our debate, from our dissension: We are their parents and original.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • It was "Binny’s" function to build; the absence of water or of possible progeny was an accident for which he was not accountable.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • As the minutes dragged by, we separated into two groups: the progeny of Noah and Allie and their spouses.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • Mr. Gryce was new to such manifestations; he wondered rather nervously if she were delicate, having far-reaching fears about the future of his progeny.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • She closed the door behind her instantly, as someone does who has been waging a long, long war on behalf of her progeny against post-bath drafts.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • Bantu Education had come back to haunt its creators, for these angry and audacious young people were its progeny.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Catherine, as an object of affection and solicitude, had never had that picturesque charm which (as it seemed to her) would have been a natural attribute of her own progeny.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • He stared, amazed, at his own progeny.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • They were, he said, "the speckled progeny of a vile conjunction, redolent with lurking treason to the Union": Between them and me, henceforth and forever, a high wall and a deep ditch!
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • (It was the late sixties before analyses indeed showed some chromosome aberrations in Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors, and it would, of course, take much longer to tell what, if any, effects there would be on their progeny.) There were several ailments, less life-threatening than the cancers, that were thought by many doctors — and by most of the people who were subject to them — to have resulted from exposure to the bomb: several sorts of anemia, liver dysfunction, sexual problems,…
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • No lesser sense of the infant fowl’s importance could have justified, even in a mother’s eyes, the perseverance with which she watched over its safety, ruffling her small person to twice its proper size, and flying in everybody’s face that so much as looked towards her hopeful progeny.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • We can say that he ’raw material’ behind the evolution of life on earth was the continual variation of individuals within the same species, plus the large number of progeny, which meant that only a fraction of them survived, the actual ’mechanism,’ or driving force, behind evolution was thus the natural selection in the struggle for survival.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Hear, all ye Angels, progeny of light, Thrones, Dominations, Princedoms, Virtues, Powers; Hear my decree, which unrevoked shall stand.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • …to bear her young as lumps of matter and lick them into whatever shape she fancied afterwards—the Chaladrius bird who, if facing you when it sat on your bedrail, showed that you were going to die— the Hedgehogs who collected grapes for their progeny by rolling on them, and brought them back on the end of their prickles—even the Aspidochelone, who was a large whale-like creature with seven fins and a sheepish expression, to whom you were liable to moor your boat in mistake for an island…
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • …a crone mumbling in a dungeon lighted by a handful of burning hair, something in a tongue which not even the girls themselves understand anymore, maybe not even the crone herself, rooted in nothing of economics for her or for any possible progeny since the very fact that we acquiesced, suffered the farce, was her proof and assurance of that which the ceremony itself could never enforce; vesting no new rights in anyone, denying to none the old—a ritual as meaningless as that of college…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Donald Trump was not the only one bursting with pride over his progeny.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • For Collier Brandt, the father of all this numerous progeny, was a Mormon with four wives.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • The rogue progeny of some sweet-named Caribbean hurricane had come north, liked it and stayed.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • It grew and fattened on hatred of its parents; it is the progeny of their lies and spiritual feebleness.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • And all his progeny.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • It is the woman, by herself, who brings forth her progeny, and carries it off to some remote corner of existence, a quiet, safe place for a crib.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • You promis’d once, a progeny divine Of Romans, rising from the Trojan line, In after times should hold the world in awe, And to the land and ocean give the law.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • The lover seeks in marriage his private felicity and perfection, with no prospective end; and nature hides in his happiness her own end, namely, progeny, or the perpetuity of the race.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Calculating upon the aversion of the people to monarchy, they have endeavored to enlist all their jealousies and apprehensions in opposition to the intended President of the United States; not merely as the embryo, but as the full-grown progeny, of that detested parent.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • All that I have here said explains the reasons for which the English display much less readiness and taste or the generalization of ideas than their American progeny, and still less again than their French neighbors; and likewise the reason for which the English of the present day display more of these qualities than their forefathers did.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The time will therefore come when one hundred and fifty millions of men will be living in North America, *q equal in condition, the progeny of one race, owing their origin to the same cause, and preserving the same civilization, the same language, the same religion, the same habits, the same manners, and imbued with the same opinions, propagated under the same forms.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The extreme parts of time extremely forms All causes to the purpose of his speed, And often at his very loose decides That which long process could not arbitrate: And though the mourning brow of progeny Forbid the smiling courtesy of love The holy suit which fain it would convince; Yet, since love’s argument was first on foot, Let not the cloud of sorrow justle it From what it purpos’d; since, to wail friends lost Is not by much so wholesome-profitable As to rejoice at friends but…
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • I’d have counted them and theirs in that long list of progeny before… .
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • I do hope nothing ill befell him at Duskendale …. else Alys Karstark would be all that remains of Lord Rickard’s progeny."
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
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