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A woman, typically one more remote than a grandparent, from whom one is descended.
- ‘Specifically, she argues that visual art has primarily been a female tradition, started by ancient ancestresses that influenced their descendants to be more cooperative with each other.’
- ‘After a minute or two my beautiful ancestress would disappear briefly, soon to return with the satisfaction of a duty performed.’
- ‘Let me picture him dying, my ancestress by his side, happy after years of love.’
- ‘Once upon a time, my ancestresses knelt in great forests alone or with sisters of their kind.’
- ‘It is not only the passing of the Copley ancestress that is being noticed, but the reckless and desperate collapse of the old economic order - those sherry-sipping ‘poised relations’ waiting for the will to be read.’
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