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Forbears

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Ancestors, predecessors—i.e. those born before the present generation. (Anglo-Saxon, fór-béran.)

“My name is Græme, so please you,—Roland Græme, whose forbears were designated of Heathergill, in the Debateable Land.”—Sir W. Scott: The Abbot, chap. xviii.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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