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an early type of animal or plant from which a later, usually dissimilar, type has evolved
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It is interesting to note that our forefathers could foretell changes in weather conditions.
Our forefathers funded the building of these churches, and did so by going without and sacrificing and the thought that the same church that encouraged them to do so, now claims it does what it does for financial security is very, very sad.
We've all known what happened during slavery, so I can't comment too negatively on that, as it spoils the whole emotion of the pleasurable side, which is to find my forefathers - to go that far is really special.
That is not the America dreamt of by our forefathers.
Benefitting from the intellectual studies of the forefathers of psychology and touching upon the theological conclusions of the many religious sects throughout history, The Evolution Of Happiness offers the non-specialist general reader a complete and thorough comprehension of just what happiness is as defined by divers schools of psychology and religions.
Adam is born to carry on the violent traditions of his forefathers.
Radiating class and oodles of talent, the debut release from the Anglo-Greek London-born singer is informed by years of immersion in the folk music of her forefathers, jazz and classical music study.
161) </pre> <p>None of these stories acknowledges the shame of the Disallowing; instead, like their forefathers, these men compulsively transform "outrage" into evidence of positive, masculine qualities.
When the history of the National Service Foundation is written, Bill Leach will be noted with honor, because he was one of the forefathers of this great Foundation," said National Service Foundation President Gary P.
This issue is dedicated to the memory of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, one of the forefathers of custom and hot rod culture.
Two centuries ago our forefathers brought forth a new nation; now we must join with others to bring forth a new world order.
At Gettysburg in 1863, Lincoln praised forefathers who brought forth a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to equality.