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Definition of Progeny


  1. Descendants of the human kind, or offspring of other animals; children; offspring; race, lineage.

Progeny Quotations

The trend of opinion among eugenists is that we must make marriage more difficult. Certainly no one who is not a desirable parent should be permitted to produce progeny.
Nikola Tesla

Nature favors those organisms which leave the environment in better shape for their progeny to survive.
James Lovelock

Given the opportunity, under the right conditions, two cells from wildly different sources, a yeast cell, say, and a chicken erythrocyte, will touch, fuse, and the two nuclei will then fuse as well, and the new hybrid cell will now divide into monstrous progeny. Naked cells, lacking self-respect, do not seem to have any sense of self.
Lewis Thomas

It is from the progeny of this parent cell that we all take our looks; we still share genes around, and the resemblance of the enzymes of grasses to those of whales is in fact a family resemblance.
Lewis Thomas

The notion that Western religions are more rigid than those of Asia is overdrawn. Ours is the most permissive society history has ever known - almost the only thing that is forbidden now is to forbid - and Asian teachers and their progeny play up to this propensity by soft-pedaling Hinduism's, Buddhism's, Sufism's rules.
Huston Smith
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Progeny Translations

progeny in Dutch is nageslacht
progeny in French is descendants
progeny in German is Frucht
progeny in Latin is progenies, suboles
progeny in Swedish is avkomma

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