• WordNet 3.6
    • n foremother a woman ancestor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Foremother A female ancestor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n foremother A female ancestor.
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In literature:

For what was thought and believed by your foremothers?
"Herland" by Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
He honours his forefathers and foremothers, but condemns his parents as too modern and no better than upstarts.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
I think the distinct flavor is imparted by the fact that all our forefathers and foremothers have done it before us.
"Over Paradise Ridge" by Maria Thompson Daviess
Our literary foremothers seemed to prefer to be pedantic, didactic, and tedious on the printed page.
"The Wit of Women" by Kate Sanborn
Foremothers' dinner, 802; A. must manage Stn.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Perhaps also I am under the ancestral pressure exerted by the long line of my foremothers.
"Woman" by Magdeleine Marx
I've been reading the Bible, to-day, and it strikes me that our foremothers were not very correct old ladies.
"The Life and Beauties of Fanny Fern" by Anonymous

In news:

Grace Rossiter Whitehead, one of Sanibel's foremothers and the founder, along with her husband, Don Whitehead, of the Island Reporter in 1973, died on Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011.