1 Lily's preference would have been for an English nobleman with political ambitions and vast estates; or, for second choice, an Italian prince with a castle in the Apennines and an hereditary office in the Vatican.
2 Scorning a turnstile wheel at her reverend helm, she sported there a tiller; and that tiller was in one mass, curiously carved from the long narrow lower jaw of her hereditary foe.
3 In one word, Queequeg, said I, rather digressively; hell is an idea first born on an undigested apple-dumpling; and since then perpetuated through the hereditary dyspepsias nurtured by Ramadans.
4 Nor, in some things, does the common, hereditary experience of all mankind fail to bear witness to the supernaturalism of this hue.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
5 But from the same point, take mankind in mass, and for the most part, they seem a mob of unnecessary duplicates, both contemporary and hereditary.
6 The Indians, who believe in the hereditary transmission of virtues and defects in character, suffered him to depart in silence.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 24
7 To speak plainly, the matter implicates the great House of Ormstein, hereditary kings of Bohemia.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
8 It is a hereditary matter; so in order to give you an idea of the facts, I must go back to the commencement of the affair.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
9 But the man had hereditary tendencies of the most diabolical kind.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
10 A single hereditary person, having the constant, supreme, executive power, and with it the power of convoking and dissolving the other two within certain periods of time.
11 An assembly of hereditary nobility.
12 Principalities are either hereditary, in which the family has been long established; or they are new.
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13 The serf wore the customary garb of serving-men at that period, and long before, in the old hereditary halls of England.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneContext Highlight In VII. THE GOVERNOR'S HALL
14 Had they followed their hereditary taste, the New England settlers would have illustrated all events of public importance by bonfires, banquets, pageantries, and processions.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneContext Highlight In XXI. THE NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAY
15 Yes, but you said yourself that a severe chill was not hereditary.