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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INHERITANCE

It's an inheritance from Daddy, this concentrating with all my might on one thing at a time.

It is said that the teacher's noblest work is to lead the child to his inheritance.

His memory is the inheritance of Americans as well as Englishmen.

He was an inheritor; and she had loved, not him, but his inheritance.

Our character is forged in the past, we cannot escape our inheritance.

The environment is constantly checking and modifying the inheritance.

They might enforce on them a total abolition of inheritance and bequest.'

It so happened that his own inheritance was not a large one; that made no difference.

The capital had been available for some time, thanks to an inheritance from an aunt.

All of us have entered into an inheritance which we have the power of appropriating and making use of.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., enheritaunce "fact of receiving by hereditary succession;" early 15c. as "that which is inherited," from Anglo-French enheritance, Old French enheritaunce, from enheriter (see inherit). Heritance "act of inheriting" is from mid-15c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INHERITANCE

acquisition

nounsomething obtained, received
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