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great-grandparent

Definitions

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  • n. A parent of a grandparent.

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Examples

  • Overall, 17 percent of the medicines ingested belonged to a grandparent or great-grandparent.

    Children Act Fast...So Do Poisons!

  • There are tables and oddments of the depressing sort we can all remember shudderingly from the house of a grandparent or great-grandparent, which remind us why later generations decried the Victorian aesthetic.

    A Self-Conscious Pursuit of Beauty in Art

  • Ms. SANDWEISS: One-eighth, one great-grandparent of African descent.

    American Lives: The 'Strange' Tale Of Clarence King

  • The smallest group, the oldest generation that included grandparents, great-aunts, and great-uncles, and occasionally a great-grandparent, took up only a few chairs.

    Shock of Gray

  • “This level is what you would expect in someone who had a great-grandparent who was African,” said Kari Stefansson of deCODE Genetics, who conducted the mapping.

    Shaking the Family Tree

  • As extensively detailed above, nor can you marry a deceased or even non-deceased uncle, aunt, or great-grandparent of the the same or opposite sex.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Let Them Rot

  • Basically, the wrist evidence tells us that modern humans and Neanderthals share an evolutionary grandparent that the hobbits do not, but all three share an evolutionary great-grandparent.

    The Hobbit: Not Human? | Impact Lab

  • There's a huge amount of selection pressure to keep you alive through your reproductive and childrearing years, and then a fair amount to keep you alive through your grandparent years so you can help your kids raise your grandkids, but when you get into your great-grandparent years, you aren't contributing much to your descendents' survival and might be a net burden on the reproduction of those who have your genes.

    Lifespan and Heritability, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Yet she recognizes a continued penchant for hushing up about everything from the eccentric uncle to the horse-rustling great-grandparent.

    Family Secrets

  • Evidently Julia Chinn was one-eighths black (i.e., she had one black great-grandparent).

    David Mills: The Vice President and the Mulatto

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