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▪ Jim can trace his bloodlines to the Puritans.
▪ But government through bloodline is vulnerable to the same objections whether it occurs through voting or the passing down of a crown.
▪ Good, bright, yet for ever passed over and having to report to some nitwit with the right school connections and bloodlines.
▪ He knew that IsabelIa was a fair-skinned, green-eyed, red-haired woman of the best bloodline.
▪ In Jude's - or Judas Thomas's - case, there is confirmation of a bloodline.
▪ The Roosevelts added a dash of upper-crust eccentricity to the bloodlines that extended down to the Alsop boys of Avon.
▪ This, again, ensures that the pool of breeding stock is continually improved with the introduction of non-related bloodlines.
▪ Wild specimens should also be bred with domesticated stock to introduce new bloodlines.

n. 1 The abstract link between a person and their ancestors. 2 The pedigree of an animal. 3 By extension, the predecessors of a particular item or product.

  1. n. the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors" [syn: lineage, line, line of descent, descent, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock]

  2. ancestry of a purebred animal [syn: pedigree]

Bloodline (disambiguation)

Bloodline commonly refers to heredity. The term may also refer to:

Bloodline (Sheldon novel)

Bloodline is a 1977 novel by Sidney Sheldon.

Bloodline (1979 film)

Bloodline is a thriller film picture released in 1979. Based upon the novel Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon, it was produced by Paramount Pictures and directed by Terence Young with music by Ennio Morricone. The film was also released under the title Sidney Sheldon's Bloodline. It was the only R-rated film to star Audrey Hepburn.

Bloodline (Recoil album)

Bloodline is the third Recoil EP, released April 14, 1992. It was recorded at Konk Studio, in London, during sessions that lasted from January to March 1991, being mixed late that same year. The album was produced by Alan Wilder, engineered by Steve Lyon, and assisted by Dave Eringa.

Bloodline was Alan Wilder's third Recoil release.

After completing Depeche Mode's most successful album, Violator, and subsequent World Violation Tour (with Nitzer Ebb as the support act), Wilder co-produced Nitzer's 1991 album Ebbhead. This cemented both a good personal and working relationship with Nitzer lead singer Douglas McCarthy. After completing the Nitzer Ebb album, Wilder went to work on his solo project, and McCarthy returned the favor by performing on the Recoil album.

Wilder recruited guest vocalists for the first time: Moby, Toni Halliday (from the band Curve), and Douglas McCarthy, helping produce a significant move forward. It also marked the first Recoil single, a cover of the Alex Harvey song "Faith Healer".

The album is also notable for the track " Electro Blues for Bukka White", which introduced the idea of taking very old recordings and setting them in a new electronic setting. Moby, who contributed vocals for the song "Curse" under the name R.Hall, arguably used this inspiration for his breakthrough 1999 album, Play, for which he used several old field recordings by Alan Lomax, much as Wilder had used a 1937 recording of White's " Shake 'Em on Down".

Bloodline (Cary novel)

Bloodline is a 2005 novel written by Kate Cary. It is an unofficial sequel to Bram Stoker's Dracula. Like the original novel, Bloodline is an epistolary novel written entirely in letters, diary entries and news articles. A second novel, titled Bloodline: Reckoning was later released.

Bloodline (Wilson novel)

Bloodline is the eleventh volume in a series of Repairman Jack books written by American author F. Paul Wilson. The book was first published by Gauntlet Press in a signed limited first edition (May 2007) and later as a trade hardcover from Forge (September 2007).

Bloodline (Glen Campbell album)

Bloodline is the thirty-first album by American singer/ guitarist Glen Campbell, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music).

Bloodline (2011 film)

Bloodline is a feature film written, produced and directed by Matt Thompson starring Thompson himself, in addition to Kimberly Alexander and Jesse Kristofferson. It follows his debut long feature Listen to Your Heart and is shot mainly on location in El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento counties.

Bloodline (LeVert album)

Bloodline is the second album by Cleveland, Ohio-based R&B group LeVert, and their first album for Atlantic Records. Released in 1986, this album reached number eight on the Billboard R&B Albums chart.

Bloodline (2008 film)

Bloodline is a 2008 documentary film by Bruce Burgess, a filmmaker with an interest in paranormal claims, focused on the " Jesus bloodline" hypothesis and other elements of the book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail.

The 2008 documentary was originally released in cinemas on 9 May. "Ben Hammott" relating to his alleged discoveries made in the vicinity of Rennes-le-Château since 1999; Burgess claims Ben Hammott would have found the treasure of Bérenger Saunière: a mummified corpse, which he believed were Mary Magdalene. In the film, Burgess interviews several people with alleged connections to the Priory of Sion, including a Gino Sandri and Nicolas Haywood. A book by one of the documentary's researchers, Rob Howells, entitled Inside the Priory of Sion: Revelations from the World's Most Secret Society - Guardians of the Bloodline of Jesus presented the version of the Priory of Sion as given in the 2008 documentary, which contained several erroneous assertions, such as the claim that Plantard believed in the Jesus bloodline hypothesis. By 21 March 2012 Ben Hammott confessed and apologised on Podcast interview (using his real name Bill Wilkinson) that everything to do with the tomb and related artifacts was a hoax; revealing that the actual tomb was now destroyed, being part of a full sized set located in a warehouse in England.

Bruce Burgess returned to the subject matter with The Bloodline of Christ that was shown in September 2013 on the Yesterday channel.

Bloodline (band)

Bloodline was an American blues rock band composed of the sons of several well-known rock musicians. It was also guitarist Joe Bonamassa's first band (he was billed as "Smokin' Joe Bonamassa").

Bloodline signed to Varèse Sarabande/ Capitol in 1994 and released one self-titled album. The group's members were drummer Erin Davis (son of Miles Davis), rhythm guitarist Waylon Krieger (son of Robby Krieger), and bassist and lead vocalist Berry Oakley, Jr. (son of Berry Oakley), along with Bonamassa, whose parents were musicians, though not famous. For the keyboard parts, the band called veteran keyboard player Lou Segreti. Warren Haynes made a guest appearance on the album. The record produced one hit single, "Stone Cold Hearted", which reached No. 32 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The group split shortly after the release of the record, immediately following a tour opening for Tesla and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Bloodline (Fringe)

"Bloodline" is the eighteenth episode of the third season of the American science fiction drama television series Fringe, and the 61st episode overall. The storyline follows the pregnant Olivia Dunham of the parallel universe ("Fauxlivia") as she experiences a kidnapping and acceleration of her pregnancy; meanwhile, her fellow Fringe agents Lincoln Lee and Charlie Francis attempt to locate her.

The episode's script was written by co-executive producers Alison Schapker and Monica Owusu-Breen, while Dennis Smith directed. "Bloodline" featured the return of guest actors Seth Gabel, Kirk Acevedo, Ryan McDonald, Andre Royo, and Amy Madigan. The Fox network released a "movie-style trailer" in the days leading up to the episode's broadcast as a special promotion.

It first aired in the United States on March 25, 2011 to an estimated 3.9 million viewers. Broadcasting in the wake of a fourth season renewal, the episode's 1.5/5 ratings share was a fifteen percent increase from the previous week. "Bloodline" received mixed to positive reviews from critics, with several commentators characterizing the kidnapping mystery as predictable while also praising the depth of the parallel universe and its characters. Lead actress Anna Torv submitted the episode for consideration at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, but failed to receive a nomination.

Bloodline (TV series)

Bloodline is an American Netflix original thriller– drama web television series created by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman, and produced by Sony Pictures Television. The series premiered on February 9, 2015, in the Berlinale Special Galas section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, and the 13-episode first season premiered in its entirety, on Netflix, on March 20, 2015. On March 31, 2015, Bloodline was renewed for a 10-episode second season that debuted on May 27, 2016. On July 13, 2016, Netflix renewed Bloodline for a 10-episode third season to premiere in 2017.

The first season received positive reviews from many critics, with most critics praising its performances (particularly for Ben Mendelsohn and Kyle Chandler) and cinematography. However, the second season received a mixed response from critics.

Usage examples of "bloodline".

Ahzad was the name of the leader who emerged, a prince of ancient bloodlines, and it was in his name that the Drujani took up their swords, slaying the Akkadian vizier and his garrison.

The bloodlines of most Amish, and those Mennonites descended from them, are so tangled and intertwined that most of us are our own cousins.

By linking cocaine use with blacks and white women, antidrug campaigners were pulling out all the stops, as they knew that the image of racial minorities having congress with white women would strike at the heart of American society - the very bloodline of the country.

Where the Empire gains over the usual bloodline set-up is they use the game to recruit the cleverest, most ruthless and manipulative apices from the whole population to run the show, rather than have to marry new blood into some stagnant aristocracy and hope for the best when the genes shake out.

This, Drago knew, was the reason why the Covenani so needed the Wizards back in their bloodline.

Stetson Kennedy, a thirty-year-old man with the bloodlines of a Klansman but a temperament that ran opposite.

I carried a child that mingled the bloodlines of wizard and Landscaper, at best they would have punished him.

The entrance to the plasma center was from the side street, up four cement steps, through a set of glass doors stenciled in blue with the name Bloodlines as well as a parent corporation, Lifeways Inc.

It shames me that a boy of my own bloodlines could use such tricks on his own grandmother.

The best of them do have some thoroughbred or standardbred or Morgan blood in them, if you trace back their bloodlines.

Remember, my own gift is to sense bloodlines by touchback a hundred generations, if necessary.

But their disgrace did not strip from her the inheritance she received through her mother nor the royal bloodlines that tied her to both the ruling house of Wendar and the princely house that had once ruled Varre.

By marrying into the powerful House of Benjamin, Jesus fused two royal bloodlines, creating a potent political union with the potential of making a legitimate claim to the throne and restoring the line of kings as it was under Solomon.

And high priestesses, like Roman emperors, were chosen by their followers on the basis of merit, not bloodlines.

Still, it chagrins me that a prince of your bloodlines should go unacknowledged amongst his own folk.