inherit

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  • She is now a rich young lady, having inherited her father's money.
  • He inherits the family business as a necessary part of the family name. Cited from The Soul of the Far East, by Percival Lowell
  • Her father was in line to inherit his father's title and more money.
  • They could conduct only limited business and hold and inherit limited property.
  • In other words, no woman inherits because she is older than her sisters.
  • If she has not changed her will since her marriage, her husband will inherit that income.
  • As the second son, he could not hope to inherit his father's land.
  • This is clear from the fact that the child inherits many features from both parents. Cited from The Evolution of Man, V.1., by Ernst Haeckel
  • Arranged marriage was common and women had low social status, including no right to inherit property.
  • He had even some hope of yet inheriting a portion of his father's great estate. Cited from Bred in the Bone, by James Payn
  • Each daughter cell formed after cell division will inherit one of these pairs.
  • He would destroy humanity and they would inherit the human-free world he left behind.
  • Other ways people could become slaves was by inheriting the status from their parents.
  • He changed his name on coming of age and inheriting property.
  • Upon inheriting her parents' wealth, she gave it all away to the poor.
  • She inherits her love for books just like her father.
  • The song is about a man who inherits an old watch and chain.
  • The whole marriage had been an act so Simon would inherit her money.
  • After his parents are killed in a car accident, he inherits his father's company.
  • To meet expenses, he sold the three houses that he had inherited from his mother.
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Meaning of inherit

  • verb Obtain from someone after their death
    I inherited a castle from my French grandparents
  • verb Receive from a predecessor
    The new chairman inherited many problems from the previous chair
  • verb Receive by genetic transmission
    I inherited my good eyesight from my mother