Usage examples for lineage

  1. Intrepid youngsters, they were of royal State lineage, Missourians from Kentucky, Kentuckians from Virginia, which was in the beginning. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  2. In the midst of this confusion, a young man, the younger son of a chief of no high lineage, and belonging to a small tribe, gathered around him a number of minor clans and fugitives from various quarters, and by his policy- astute, firm and tenacious- built them up into what soon became a powerful nation. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  3. Afterward two captains and all their lineage were baptized: one of their people was called Bencarag and the other Capcani. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  4. Both Bolivar and San Martin were sons of country gentlemen, aristocratic by lineage and devoted to the cause of independence. – The Hispanic Nations of the New World Volume 50 in The Chronicles Of America Series by William R. Shepherd
  5. That Owen Fitzgerald was a gentleman of good lineage, fit to mate with a lady, that she did know; for her mother, who was a proud woman, delighted to have him in her presence. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  6. Mern, knowing nothing about his secretary's lineage, resenting her secrecy and methods which he had not been able to penetrate, was not in a mood to shield her any longer. – Joan of Arc of the North Woods by Holman Day
  7. No nation in the world prizes a high lineage and a family tree more than the Americans, and it is my privilege to receive many inquiries from across the Atlantic for missing links in the family pedigree, and the joy that a successful search yields compensates for all one's trouble. – Vanishing England by P. H. Ditchfield
  8. A traitor false, false lying clerk, quoth he, Thou shalt be slain by heaven's dignity Who rudely dar'st disparage with foul lie My daughter, that is come of lineage high! –  by
  9. For he was a gentleman, a gentleman of high lineage the like of whom rode and drove in numbers along the eighteenth century roads. – A Novelist on Novels by W. L. George
  10. We travellers acquaint ourselves with the lineage of this celestial Messenger, but it can hardly be supposed that the worshippers now swarming at his shrine know much of these things. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  11. This was Dorothea, the daughter of a knight of good old lineage,- Hans von Offenburg. – Holbein by Beatrice Fortescue
  12. " I regret to hear it, Senhor," said the soldier, with some show of humour, " and it yet remains for me to learn how as to birth and old lineage I am so immeasurably your inferior," he continued, sharply. – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  13. In these rapidly changing times, pride of lineage and deference for tradition were things less openly voiced than in other days which he could remember. – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  14. Lord Orrel's lineage goes back past the days of St Louis. –  by
  15. Not very far back they had an earl for their ancestor, and, better than that, the whole long lineage had never been tarnished by a breath of dishonor. – The Fatal Glove by Clara Augusta Jones Trask
  16. The ties of allegiance and conventional authority being, severed, it had become idle for the King to affect superiority of lineage to the man whose family had occupied illustrious stations when the Habsburgs were obscure squires in Switzerland, and had ruled as sovereign in the Netherlands before that overshadowing house had ever been named. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  17. But he was true to his allegiance, and chose rather, as he tells us, to be false to his name and his lineage than to his loyalty. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  18. How do his name and lineage run? – The Rhesus of Euripedes by Euripedes
  19. By his mother's side he is allied to your own lineage. – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  20. Nor need one ask, nor could he have, if he did ask it, a nobler spiritual lineage than he has received in that double succession, which indeed becomes single again if we go back for a little more than another century. – Report Of Commemorative Services With The Sermons And Addresses At The Seabury Centenary, 1883-1885. by Diocese Of Connecticut