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Definition the immediate descendants of a person
  • 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
  • But it is only among our own progeny.
    Barrie, James Matthew  --  The Adventures of Peter Pan
  • And this same progeny of evils comes
    From our debate, from our dissension
    Shakespeare, William  --  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • So, to be candid, unreserved and true,
    I'd rather you were I than I were you.
    Perhaps, however, in a time to be,
    When Man's extinct, a better world may see
    Your progeny in power and control,
    Due to the genesis and growth of Soul.
    So I salute you as a reptile grand
    Predestined to regenerate the land.
    Bierce, Ambrose  --  To My Pet Tortoise (in The Devil's Dictionary)
  • It was his function to build, the absence of water or of possible progeny was an accident for which he was not accountable.
    Wiggin, Kate Douglas  --  Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
  • But issued from the progeny of kings;
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 1
  • Was celebrating in song her fair progeny whose days were to be long, and to know no sickness.
    Plato  --  The Republic
  • Atheism is the child of Roman Catholicism—it proceeded from these Romans themselves, though perhaps they would not believe it. It grew and fattened on hatred of its parents; it is the progeny of their lies and spiritual feebleness.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  The Idiot
  • So a queen overseeing her realm of living plants, food, and progeny.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • He stared, amazed, at his own progeny.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • It grew and fattened on hatred of its parents; it is the progeny of their lies and spiritual feebleness.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • One would say the Akhaian gentlemen were progeny of yours.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • 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 ambitious in the extreme, and like Walt McCandless, his aspirations extended to his progeny.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • 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
  • 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
  • As the minutes dragged by, we separated into two groups: the progeny of Noah and Allie and their spouses.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • 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
  • Donald Trump was not the only one bursting with pride over his progeny.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me

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