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(in Aboriginal culture) any of the beings associated with the creation of the earth in the Dreamtime:‘one of the ancestor beings walked this country’
- ‘The dreamtime is essentially law passed down from ancestor beings to prescribe how people behave.’
- ‘The carved stones or boards contained the ancestor being.’
- ‘When these Beings are addressed, we are expected to know that the speaker and the ancestor Being are on close speaking terms.’
- ‘There corresponds the incorporation in the craftsmen of the characteristics of the ancestor being represented.’
- ‘The Keeper of Souls gave way to the ancestor being that was summoned.’
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