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lineage

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Definition the blood line traced from family members to their ancestors; or the people related in that line
  • That form of cancer is traced back many generations in her lineage.
  • his entire lineage has been warriors
  • I was wishing that I came of a more honourable lineage.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • He scolded and fumed and demanded their lineage; they listened with folded arms.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • Thought she was better than the rest of us, with her looks and her lineage.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Again Annie's lineage, her head start, the varied and ancient advantages she enjoyed, were keeping Mae second.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The same for the pursuit of lineage—Gilgamesh died without issue, being a city man.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • You can be quite powerful, because my lineage is unique.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • "Bear gently on the unfortunate, pretty Mabel, and do not confound the king's servants—may Heaven bless him and all his royal lineage!
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • It's more about the lineage, you know?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • ' 'Because Aragorn is descended in direct lineage, father to father, from Isildur Elendil's son himself.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • I can trace my lineage back to the first Daenerys, the Targaryen princess who was sister to King Daeron the Good and wife to the Prince of Dome.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • When Luna adopts a flag, I would like it to be a cannon or, on field sable, crossed by bar sinister gules of our proudly ignoble lineage.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • And then Saphira repeated her name and lineage in the ancient language, as did Glaedr.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • You are a demigod and your lineage is very great.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • "I have never heard anything to show that my son's lineage is not as good as the Vyes'—perhaps better.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • She was the womb that bore the lineage, and the vine from which the sacred fruit sprang forth!
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Perhaps Tess's lineage had more value for himself than for anybody in the world beside.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • But from her the lineage of the Elf-lords of old descended among Men.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • "Lineage affiliations," writes the scholar Rene Lemarchand, "could rectify and even reverse the formal rank-ordering established through the caste system."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains

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