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 Meanings and Examples of INHERIT
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 v.  receive from an ancestor by legal succession or will; receive by bequest or as a legacy
Classic Sentence: (77 in 6 pages)
1  So that now, if there were anything to inherit from him, they may do so with easy conscience.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 28. The Prison Register.
2  I inherit my father's name, and I do not choose that the shadow of disgrace should darken it.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 78. We hear From Yanina.
3  If I inherit, I shall have to be careful of my figure, she mused, while the lawyer droned on through a labyrinth of legacies.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
4  Cutter was tormented by the fear that Mrs. Cutter would live longer than he, and that eventually her 'people,' whom he had always hated so violently, would inherit.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
5  They inherit Plantagenet blood by direct descent, and Tudor on the distaff side.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
6  You found out that his niece would inherit his fortune.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
7  It is in the blood; for indeed it is true that you can inherit these things, Nora.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Context  Highlight   In ACT I
8  Both these heads of information were in a list that Magwitch, while in prison, gave to Mr. Jaggers, of the possessions he supposed I should inherit.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter LV
9  I am a woman, and you think we are all stupid; but I know this: an illegitimate son cannot inherit.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXI
10  Secondly, a right, before any other man, to inherit with his brethren his father's goods.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
11  And the stores and warehouses along the railroad track near the depot, which were part of her inheritance, had tripled in value since the war began.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
12  He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom He loved.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: II
13  The chief of these was the question of inheritance: Mrs. Cutter told her husband it was plainly his fault they had no children.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XI
14  His habitual scepticism was like a direct inheritance from that old woman.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: I
15  Safe under the protecting care of her mistress, Eliza had reached maturity without those temptations which make beauty so fatal an inheritance to a slave.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  It is the general rule, that all superior men inherit the elements ofsuperiority from their mother.
2  In the normal course of events, a son would inherit from his father.
3  To be an American today, we must examine the values that we inherit from the pioneers, and how they relate to the future of our nation in the world.
4  He accused his younger brother of trying to steal his rightful inheritance.
5  Lucinda has to fight for her life and her inheritance in this gripping novel.
6  Physical characteristics are determined by genetic inheritance.
7  The title passes by inheritance to the eldest son.
8  Jackson's estate is also subject to federal inheritance taxes.
9  His neighbors denounced him as a wastrel who had dissipated his inheritance.
10  It says that members of the royal family should have to pay inheritance tax and the Queen's role in the annual state opening of parliament should be changed.
11  This treatment may be the way forward for many inherited disorders.
12  She arrived at college with a whole set of assumptions inherited from her family.
13  He inherited a big fortune from his.
14  Some people claim that an individual's degree of extroversion or introversion is inherited.
15  We will enter into the question of inherited characteristics at a future time.