unnumbered generations

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  • Waraiyageh had always been their friend, and it became them now to fight by his side with all the courage the Ganeagaono had shown through unnumbered generations. Cited from The Rulers of the Lakes, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • He was what his ancestors had been for unnumbered generations, a primeval son of the wilderness, seeking the life of the enemy who came seeking his. Cited from The Masters of the Peaks, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Unnumbered generations were speaking in him now, and the Indian, often so gentle in peace, had become his usual self, stern and unrelenting in war. Cited from The Shadow of the North, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • It looked as if unnumbered generations of Penrhyns had slept there since the hand of the furnisher had touched it. Cited from What Dreams May Come, by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • The destiny of unborn and unnumbered generations is in your hands. Cited from Martin Luther King Jr. Day Anthology #1
  • For unnumbered generations primitive man in the nomad age wandered, made perhaps annual migrations, and bore heavy burdens, while we ride relatively unencumbered. Cited from Youth: Its Education, by G. Stanley Hall
  • All this has been going on for long, and has been handed down through unnumbered generations until it has crystallized into forms and ceremonies, and unmoral conventionalities which stultify the race. Cited from Insights and Heresies Pertaining to the Evolution of the Soul, Scofield
  • Unnumbered generations of ancestors acquired speech and language at that stage of their mental development, and this little deaf descendant's mind obeys the law of inherited tendencies. Cited from What the Mother of a Deaf Child Ought to Know, by John Dutton Wright
  • The very mode of writing and the language of literature were Babylonian; the whole method of thought had been modelled after a Babylonian pattern for unnumbered generations. Cited from Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations, by Archibald Sayce
  • When it came to the point of absolute necessity he could at least try to make fire as he had seen an Indian make it once, though at the time he had regarded the achievement as a miracle born of unnumbered generations of practice. Cited from The Golden Snare, By James Oliver Curwood
  • Who has not felt that atmosphere standing alone at nightfall in one of our ancient English churches that embody in baptism, marriage and burial the hopes, the desires, and the fears of unnumbered generations? Cited from Love Eternal, by H. Rider Haggard
  • So the tame duck, tame for unnumbered generations, hearing from afar the shrill cry of the wild drake, will desert her quiet surroundings, spread her little-used wings and become for a time the wildest of the wild. Cited from Adventures In Contentment, by David Grayson
  • The great, the immortal Jefferson himself, he who when past the three score years and ten, still taught young females to obey his nod, and so became the father of unnumbered generations of groaning slaves, what was his matin and his vesper hymn? Cited from Domestic Manners of the Americans, by Fanny Trollope
  • It was invested with the woe of unnumbered generations, this plaint by which Buck was so strangely stirred. Cited from The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
  • The oldest shape in which we have it is in the Eddaic poems, some of which date from unnumbered generations before the time to which most of them are usually ascribed, the time of the viking-kingdoms in the Western Isles. Cited from The Story of the Volsungs
  • For unnumbered generations of our family we had been Antonys, Gerards, Ralphs, Martins; the name of Francis was unknown to the tree; he never ceased to inveigh against it, and foretold the time when it would stand out like a parasite upon its topmost shoot. Cited from The Fool Errant, by Maurice Hewlett