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used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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passed from parent to child
  • I never understood her preoccupation with heredity.
    p. 173.2
heredity = what is passed from parent to child to grandchild
  • Once, when Aunty assured us that Miss Stephanie Crawford's tendency to mind other people's business was hereditary, Atticus said, "Sister, when you stop to think about it, our generation's practically the first in the Finch family not to marry its cousins."
    p. 173.0
hereditary = passed from parent to child
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