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We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution.

"Heirs can afford to ride swiftly," replied the Colonel, in a dry tone.

Even after divorce the husband's duties continue, and may even be transmitted to his heirs.

But he has heirs, no doubt, who would not acknowledge your claim.

Then he had meant to send it to the heirs, but he didn't know their whereabouts.

They were heirs to the traditions and the spirit of Earth's best fighting men.

The heirs to the ancient culture were not yet ready for their marvelous heritage.

He was tired of men's ingratitude—he had no heirs—he wanted to go to Mecca and die there.

A most dangerous thing to be on good terms with the heirs to the crown.

I will have it framed and handed down to my heirs, of which there are more than there will ever be looms.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Anglo-French heir, Old French oir "heir, successor," from Latin heredem (nominative heres) "heir, heiress" (see heredity). Heir apparent (late 14c.) has the French order of noun-adjective, though it was not originally so written in English. It is the heir of one still alive whose right is clear. After death the heir apparent becomes the heir-at-law.

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