noun(usually one's forebears)
- An ancestor: generations of his forebears had lived in LondonMore example sentences
- One cannot hope to rise or succeed in the world unless one's forebears had the requisite abilities.
- It does not really take very much time over a family lunch to begin to enquire about one's forebears.
- I'm sorry, your forebears must have lived in a parallel universe to mine. Is this the Victorian age of the Little Match Girl?