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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEIRESS

A man sent me this morning a copy of verses to the heiress of Bannow.

It is not often that the heiress of a million or thereabouts is quite so readily disposed of.

I s'pose he wasn't going to take any chances of losing his heiress.

Heathcroft evidently had not told her of the Warwickshire heiress.

My brother is a rich man, and my daughter may be his heiress.

They know that his father is a millionaire, and his sweetheart an heiress in her own right.

She was an heiress in those days, I 've heard, and a beauty.

What right had this lazy Englishman to come in and marry its heiress?

How shocked Jay Gardiner would be when he heard that she was—an heiress!

Though two-and-twenty only, she stood there orphan, heiress, and widow.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from heir + -ess.

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