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heir apparent

noun as in person expected to take over

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By allowing him to live, Marshal avoided the shame of killing an unarmed heir-apparent.

His mate soon gives birth to a son, Simba, and Mufasa teaches his heir apparent how to become a noble leader.

Another factor: there is no number two, no heir apparent ready to move up.

The introverted leader, the lady heir apparent, the dubious plans for financial success—it all matches.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was snubbed by heir-apparent Xi Jinping on her recent visit.

The heir apparent and his brothers were cowering in fear, afraid to strike, yet hoping that others would strike for them.

The heir apparent, a boy of nine years old, is affianced to the daughter of a neighbouring king.

He held that he acted under the pressure of a mob, intent on rescuing Mirza Moghul, the heir apparent, and his brother and son.

The Asturians are a hardy, independent race, proud of giving the title to the heir-apparent of the Spanish throne.

Ferdinand, Prince of Asturias, and heir apparent to the throne, was a young widower of good impulses but feeble character.


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On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to heir-apparent, such as: holder, landowner, partner, proprietor, governor, and heir.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.