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lineage -- as in: traced her lineage
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  • That form of cancer is traced back many generations in her lineage.
  • his entire lineage has been warriors
  • Again Annie’s lineage, her head start, the varied and ancient advantages she enjoyed, were keeping Mae second.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Molly, her beautiful, sweet, purebred collie of prizewinning lineage—the first thing she’d bought herself after finishing her physician assistant rotations at the Eastern Virginia School of Medicine and the kind of dog she’d always wanted—had noticeably gained weight during the last couple of weeks.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice

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  • Would you like his entire lineage, or should I get to the point?
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • My adoptive family, I learned right away, had an ancient lineage of apothecaries, who had ventured into stricken villages and had for unknown reasons determined to keep the name, however inauspicious it was.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • "Hollin will grow into his lineage," Chaol grumbled.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Of one hundred and ten questions about his lineage, Werner can accurately answer only sixteen.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Throughout his long life his concern for the past, for his family and its lineage, had been both reverent and inspired—a man quite as blissfully content to browse through the correspondence and memorabilia of some long-defunct, dull and distant cousin as is a spellbound Victorian scholar who has stumbled on a drawer full of heretofore unknown obscene love letters of Robert and Elizabeth Browning.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "It’s quite an old lineage, back to the sixteen hundreds."
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • It had been stupid of me to write him a check —greediness on my part; I’d been thinking about establishing a lineage for the piece, though at this point even an envelope of cash placed under a napkin and slid across the table was no assurance he was going to let the matter drop.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • It involves bloodlines, amazing lineages that stretch back through the centuries, generation after generation.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Thought she was better than the rest of us, with her looks and her lineage.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • You are… honorable people… from distinguished and reputable families and… proud lineage.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • But from her the lineage of the Elf-lords of old descended among Men.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • As with many southern families, my entire lineage could be traced in the dozen faces that lined the walls.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • You can be quite powerful, because my lineage is unique.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • She was the womb that bore the lineage, and the vine from which the sacred fruit sprang forth!
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • On the wall hung a row of portraits, representing the forefathers of the Bellingham lineage, some with armour on their breasts, and others with stately ruffs and robes of peace.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • So here it probably means more like Blood of the Pharaohs, all of them, the whole lineage of all the dynasties, not just one guy.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • I was wishing that I came of a more honourable lineage.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • As she was also so white as not to be known as of colored lineage, without a critical survey, and her child was white also, it was much easier for her to pass on unsuspected.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Gramps had this weird thing about lineage, and since Ben had been named after Gramps—a pretty slick idea, if he did say so himself—Gramps adored him.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • And I became full of shame for none of my lineage ought to fear death more than the biting of a gnat.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • "This that comes next," said the barber, "is ’Amadis of Greece,’ and, indeed, I believe all those on this side are of the same Amadis lineage."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • According to Vanger the name may have originated from the Dutch van Geerstat; if that was the case, the lineage could be traced as far back as the twelfth century.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Neither could I wonder at all this, when I saw such an interruption of lineages, by pages, lackeys, valets, coachmen, gamesters, fiddlers, players, captains, and pickpockets.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • It’s more about the lineage, you know?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • And Duke Joshua and Maccabaeus were of our lineage.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • One day, questioning me in his own hall, he took delight in learning of the Argives’ lineage and birth.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Peter comes from a family lineage that has always had a passion for all things ancient and mystical.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Joseph had instilled into him a pride of name, and of his lineage; he would, had he dared, have fostered hate between him and the present owner of the Heights: but his dread of that owner amounted to superstition; and he confined his feelings regarding him to muttered innuendoes and private comminations.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • And Duke Joshua and Maccabaeus were of our lineage.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • At the beginning of the term, Teacher called the roll and asked each child her lineage.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • ’Because Aragorn is descended in direct lineage, father to father, from Isildur Elendil’s son himself.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • I took thought how best to separate and question them, and saw no help for it, but drew once more the long bright edge of broadsword from my hip, that none should sip the blood in company but one by one, in order; so it fell that each declared her lineage and name.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • They were waiting for something to stir in the dead city, some gray form to rise, some ancient, ancestral shape to come galloping across the vacant sea bottom on an ancient, armored steel of impossible lineage, of unbelievable derivation.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • Dost know thy lineage?
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • "If they come at you, bite ’cause in the leg!" He scolded and fumed and demanded their lineage; they listened with folded arms.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • What is his name and lineage?
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Denethor is of another sort, proud and subtle, a man of far greater lineage and power, though he is not called a king.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • They would leave the questions of lineage, clan, and family name to the people in the village, to someone like Auntie who had to know everything about anyone.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • The Renaissance O divine lineage in mortal guise It was just twelve when Sophie reached Joanna’s front gate, out of breath with running.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • They say about how they were taken, about what they can remember of their homes: about their lineage and the great deeds of their ancestors, about their training and what they have learned and will learn.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Perhaps Tess’s lineage had more value for himself than for anybody in the world beside.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • He was forty-seven years old and he was the first male heir in all that new world lineage to attain such an age.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • But she her lineage could trace To great Erecththeus’ race; Daughter of Boreas in her sire’s vast caves Reared, where the tempest raves, Swift as his horses o’er the hills she sped; A child of gods; yet she, my child, like thee, By Destiny That knows not death nor age—she too was vanquished.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • Transito Ariza rescued them from difficulties with so much consideration for their lineage that many of them left more grateful for the honor than for the favor they had received.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • I, Roran Stronghammer, son of Garrow, do swear, by my name and by my lineage, that I shall protect and provide for Katrina Ismirasdaughter while we both yet live.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Such a personage was fawned upon in Arthur’s realm and reverently looked up to by everybody, even though his dispositions were as mean as his intelligence, and his morals as base as his lineage.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
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