01. My [ancestors] came to this country from Asia thousands of years ago.
02. The sabre-tooth tiger is an early [ancestor] of the domestic cat.
03. In my culture, we pray to our [ancestors] every day.
04. The native people have asked the museum to return to them the bones of their [ancestors] so that they may be returned to their original burial place.
05. Jean-François can trace his [ancestry] back hundreds of years to a small village in Normandy.
06. It is hard for Anne to accept the evolutionary fact of having a common [ancestor] with gorillas.
07. The Romans used wax death masks as models when they carved marble portraits of their [ancestors].
08. There is a Kenyan proverb that states that we have not [inherited] this land from our ancestors; rather we have borrowed it from our children.
09. Elayne Boosler once joked that her [ancestors] wandered lost in the wilderness for forty years because even in biblical times, men would not stop to ask for directions.
10. Ralph Waldo Emerson once remarked that the [ancestor] of every action is a thought.
11. There is a Chinese proverb which states that to forget one's [ancestors] is to be a stream without a source, a tree without roots.
12. The theory of evolution tells us that man and chimpanzees share a common [ancestor].
13. The [ancestor] of all domestic cats is the African Wild Cat, which still exists today.
14. The now-extinct [ancestor] of the horse stood no higher than a medium-sized dog.
15. Our earliest human [ancestors] appeared in Africa 2.5 million years ago.
16. Twenty-four thousand people claim Ainu [ancestry] in Japan today.
17. The [ancestors] of the people of the Czech Republic settled in Europe over 1,500 years ago.
18. The people of Iran represent many [ancestries], including sizeable Turkish and Arab minorities.
19. Jean-Bertrand Aristide once remarked that as an [ancestral] religion, voodoo is an essential part of the national identity of Haiti.

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