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hereditary
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

3 uses
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Definition
passed from parent to child
  • Aye, there have been generations of Sir Johns among you, and if knighthood were hereditary, like a baronetcy, as it practically was in old times, when men were knighted from father to son, you would be Sir John now.
    1 — The Maiden (2% in)
  • They had been diverted from their hereditary connotation to signify impressions for which Nature did not intend them.
    6 — The Convert (2% in)
  • It was a fact that would soon be forgotten—that bit of distinction in poor Tess's blood and name, and oblivion would fall upon her hereditary link with the marble monuments and leaded skeletons at Kingsbere.
    6 — The Convert (62% in)

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