Phrases with "inherited"

She had four hundred a-year of her own, inherited from her dead mother, and full control over it. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Two qualities that explain why they have inherited the earth. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

She was a rich woman, you know, a very rich woman — the daughter of a brewer at Ullerton; and this house belonged to her — inherited from her father. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Bellombre had retired from the stage some years before, when at his father’s death he inherited this farm and a small fortune. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

But he inherited much from his mother, too. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Edith Wharton But until now there had not arisen in their lives one of those searching questions which call into play emotions rooted far below reason and judgment, in the dark primal depths of inherited feeling. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

The close-cropped lawn is beautiful in the eyes of a people whose inherited bent it is to readily find pleasure in contemplating a well-preserved pasture or grazing land. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Olaf Stapledon They are incredibly backward in social, thought; and they’re blinkered by a false view of human nature, inherited from the nineteenth century, and the doctrine of economic man. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

An old man of the village had many years before inherited from his parents a cottage and a couple of small fields which he had so far enjoyed without question. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Sinclair Lewis But those fellows, even the ones that go through the motions of getting a college education, are uneasy with us whites, who’ve inherited our culture and so take it naturally. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith A senseless notion struck Cornelia, that with the baronetcy he had perhaps inherited some of the madness of his father. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Wilkie Collins His only property was the purchase-money of this house and estate; and you inherited it, as his next of kin — ” Rosamond started back in her chair and clasped her hands in dismay. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Leslie Stephen He inherited some of the moral laxity which Johnson chose to pardon in his ancestor. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Wilkie Collins You will now wonder no longer how I could have inherited the right to be his enemy, and the enemy of all who are of his blood. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

It is impossible to grasp the springs of his conduct unless we know what traditions he inherited from his forbears. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

From his father (who had risen in the world) he inherited a fine trade in cheese; also the carrying to Skeighan on the one side and Fleckie on the other. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Elizabeth Gaskell Poor dear Mr. Kirkpatrick was consumptive, and Cynthia may have inherited it, and a great sorrow might bring out the latent seeds. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

You hear how he inherited the Rajah’s treasures from a mistress who died strangely, swiftly, conveniently, as soon so he had wearied of her, and a new favourite had begun to exercise her influence. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Mark Twain It is an inherited habit which was originally thought — that is to say, observation of an exterior fact, and a valuable inference drawn from that observation and confirmed by experience. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Andrew Lang We therefore infer that the ‘Akkadians,’ too, probably fell back for star-names on what they inherited from the savage past. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

G. K. Chesterton Dickens, as we have stated, inherited the old comic, rambling novel from Smollett and the rest. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

If his daughter inherited all, it would be pretty much the same thing; she would act generously of course. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Your daughter has inherited a fortune, and you want to put your hand upon it altogether. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Anthony Trollope But then Ludovic understood nothing about such matters; and had, moreover, a habit, inherited from his father, of taking the bit between his teeth whenever he suspected interference. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson Why, this afternoon Lord Thurso and my husband and I drove over to Windsor, and I never saw a spot that looked so inherited as that. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle No, I fancy that he is a man quite in our own position of life, who has in some way inherited a vast sum. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

I inherited from a distant relation, who died intestate, a large fortune. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

As regards this point, it is quite impossible to say where the disciplinary effect of the cult ends and where the evidence of a concomitance of variations in inherited traits begins. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

But yesterday the word would have had in it all sorts of inherited terrors for him. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Edith Wharton Old habits, old restraints, the hand of inherited order, plucked back the bewildered mind which passion had jolted from its ruts. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Leon Trotsky The pious Mr. Clynes ought at least to have known that democracy, in a sense, inherited the right of asylum from the Christian church, which, in turn, inherited it, with much besides, from paganism. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Ford Madox Ford But if we’ve inherited the Wannop ill-luck, we’ve inherited the Wannop pride. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Benjamin Disraeli She had resolved to bear up against her misery with fortitude, and she inherited from her mother sufficient firmness of mind to enable her to achieve her purpose. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

D.H. Lawrence I was so glad to be there, homeless, without place or belonging, crouching under the leaves in the copse by the road, that I felt I had, like the meek, inherited the earth. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Elizabeth Gaskell He was already in possession of the comparatively small property he inherited from his father. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

He had been brought up in the old-clothes trade, which was his spiritual vocation, so to speak, and had inherited the bookshop from an uncle three years ago. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Ann Radcliffe Vincentio inherited much of the character of his father, and very little of that of his mother. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Alfred Ainger Either the shock of calamity, or the controlling power of the vow he had laid on himself, overmastered the inherited tendency. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Anthony Trollope You who have inherited so much from your mother would, if you married pleasantly, do all that right well. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Charlotte Perkins Gilman They inherited all that the devoted care of that declining band of original ones could leave them. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Guy de Maupassan She inherited everything that her former lover left behind, a considerable income from his share of the annual profits on his books, and also his pension, which the State continued to pay to her. The Relics by Guy de Maupassan

Benjamin Disraeli Waldershare was the only child of a younger son of a patrician house, and had inherited from his father a moderate but easy fortune. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

D. H. Lawrence From my mother she inherited democratic views, which she now proceeded to debate warmly with her lover. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Olaf Stapledon Consequently when the awake Victor appeared, he inherited a sort of hang-over. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

The will under which Richard Devine inherited was dated in 1807, and had been made when the testator was in the first hopeful glow of paternity. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

When we inherited The Franchise there was a very valuable tallboy in the bedroom my mother has, and we sold it, and used the big trunk instead. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

The “filius naturalis,” John Byron of Clayton, inherited by deed of gift, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1579. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Jack London Their hair already betrayed the reddish hue inherited from their mother, the she-wolf; while he alone, in this particular, took after his father. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Wilkie Collins The estates were inherited by my only brother, Lord Medhurst; the kindest, the best, and, I grieve to say it, the unhappiest of men. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

George Meredith Perhaps it had been such a home for a young couple that she had entered on her marriage with Sir Scrope Camper, before he inherited his title and estates. The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper by George Meredith [1877]

The little child he had been so careful not to wake up when he kissed her in her cot, inherited all the fortune after Prince John’s death. Prince Roman by Joseph Conrad [1911]

He’d inherited an old-established business, he’d always worked hard, done a fair trade, and supplied sound goods, and things would look up presently. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Andrew Lang He was a bibliophile — a taste which he inherited from his father, who “began collecting books when he was twelve, and was collecting to his last hours. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim Dimly he seemed to understand the queer, inherited terror of the rod which for generations had swayed the Russian peasant. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

F. Scott Fitzgerald AMORY BLAINE inherited from his mother every trait, except the stray inexpressible few, that made him worth while. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Bronislaw Malinowski Elsewhere we read that it is inherited by certain groups of men from their common relations. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

It is true, I have a great empire, inherited from my ancestors; lands, and gold, and silver. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

George Gissing Clara alone had inherited her father’s instinct of revolt. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Wilkie Collins I was telling you that St. Crux is George’s house, in Essex, the house he inherited from his uncle. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Anthony Trollope I would in the first place, assure myself that Fanny inherited her brother’s money. The Kellys and the O’Kellys by Anthony Trollope

M. P. Shiel And have I not told you of agonies—even within myself—of inherited longing and loathing . Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Rudyard Kipling She suffers from inherited agoraphobia. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Rudyard Kipling We women don’t want our children given to Crowds. It must be an inherited instinct. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Arthur Morrison Where did Bouvier get that stone from?” “He inherited it. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Edith Wharton She knew it was not based on moral scruples (morally speaking the business was still a labyrinth to her) but on a sort of inherited dislike of being unclassified, and out of the social picture. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Benjamin Disraeli He inherited all her beauty and apparently all her sweetness of disposition. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

He died, and Francis inherited his small fortune. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Robert Louis Stevenson Inherited aptitudes are his, inherited frailties. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mr. Thomas Halliday was a big, loud-spoken, good-tempered Yorkshireman, who had inherited a comfortable little estate from a plodding, money-making father, and for whom life had been very easy. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Anthony Trollope And the house in which he lived he had undoubtedly inherited from his father. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Ants, however, work by inherited instincts and by inherited organs or tools, whilst man works by acquired knowledge and manufactured instruments. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

These inherited prescriptions are often treasured in families, I do not doubt, for many generations. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

George Meredith He said, ‘My wife deranged! I might presume it too truly an inherited disease. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Thus at last man comes to feel, through aequired and perhaps inherited habit, that it is best for him to obey his more persistent impulses. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Henry Adams For Hay and his pooling policy, inherited from McKinley, the fatalism of Russian inertia meant the failure of American intensity. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch When the old man died he inherited everything; including the debts, of course. Midsummer Fires by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

So her daughter, Lady Louisa, inherited Noyes.” “Dick Le Geyt?” “Yes. Did you ever meet him? But I don’t suppose you did. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Wilkie Collins He inherited the Blackwater property while still a young man. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

And secondly, that one, though apparently a less efficient cause of characters being inherited by both sexes, is their development at an early age, whilst the sexes differ but little in constitution. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Sinclair Lewis With the farm Sidney inherited some three thousand dollars — not more, for the Brooklyn home was mortgaged. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing He trod in the footsteps of his father, and with inherited aptitude moulded antique traditions into harmony with the taste of the times. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

William Penn inherited very large possessions, part of which consisted in Crown debts due to the Vice-Admiral for sums he had advanced for the sea service. Letters on England by Voltaire [1734]

G. K. Chesterton MacIan had no glimmering notion of what he was up to, but an instinct of discipline, inherited from a hundred men of war, made him stick to his own part and trust the other man’s. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

H. G. Wells He has not convinced me that there is an inherited “drink craving” any more than there is an inherited tea craving or an inherited morphia craving. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

George Gissing His affairs were in disorder; he left no will; for some time it would remain uncertain whether the relatives inherited anything but debt. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Nevertheless Mr. Forbes found a few pure families which had survived during two generations: and he observed that they still inherited their characteristic peculiarities. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Samuel Johnson His mother, whose name was Hume, inherited as co-heiress a portion of a small estate. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Robert Louis Stevenson Family names, we must recollect, are but inherited nicknames; and if the sobriquet were applicable to the ancestor, it is most likely applicable to the descendant also. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

I came to Italy to hunt for her kindred, to find in what palace she was reared, from what princely race I inherited my haughty spirit. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

We should keep in mind, as I have before insisted, that the inherited effects of the increased use of parts, and perhaps of their disuse, will be strengthened by natural selection. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Ko S’la inherited four hundred rupees under Flory’s will, and with his family he set up a tea-shop in the bazaar. Burmese Days by George Orwell

I haven’t got the facts quite straight yet, but at the back there is some kind of family vendetta, which he inherited from his father. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

George Gissing She had not inherited all her husband’s possessions; indeed, there fell to her something less than half his personal estate. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

In all this, so contrary to the natural suggestions of the ferocious Aztec, we see the evidences of a higher civilisation, inherited from their predecessors in the land. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Henry Adams Before the end, one began to pray to it; inherited instinct taught the natural expression of man before silent and infinite force. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Ford Madox Ford And worse-begotten children than ours have inherited statelier names. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Elizabeth Gaskell There was some ado, I know not what, between Sir Mark and the count regarding the control and disposition of the fortune which Theresa inherited from her mother. Crowley Castle by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

George Gissing If her father inherited substantial property, would it induce Jasper to declare himself more than her friend? She could view the possibility of that, and yet not for a moment be shaken in her love. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

David himself was no very grand swordsman although he inherited an instinct of it from his father. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Wilkie Collins In the second place, I inherited some money, and ceased to lead a sailor’s life, in less than a year from the night of the fire. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

From the deeply-laid principle of inherited associations, musical tones in this case would be likely to call up vaguely and indefinitely the strong emotions of a long-past age. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Baldwin Spencer The possessor, and also in this case the performer, of the Quabara was an old Panunga man of the Obma or snake totem, who had inherited it from his father. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

He came to England in 1769, lived in great poverty, and having inherited a small fortune, returned to his native place in 1775. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

He inherited this tradition from his own family and his faithfulness to it cost him his life. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Certain it is that Matthew, whose end was awfully sudden at the last, died intestate, whereby his son John inherited the bulk, and ultimately the whole, of his fortune. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

George Gissing Do you know what is meant by inherited tendencies? Scientific men are giving a great deal of attention to such things nowadays. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

They had inherited his friends as they had inherited his manuscripts; and in spite of a grievous inability to edit either of them, they held to one legacy as fast as to the other. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

The Egyptians, from the earliest time, were devoted to the joys of sense; Arbaces inherited both their appetite for sensuality and the glow of imagination which struck light from its rottenness. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Sinclair Lewis He always insisted that I inherited my flying technique from him — running his elevator up to a twelve-story altitude. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

F. Scott Fitzgerald And it was from Cody that he inherited money — a legacy of twenty-five thousand dollars. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Guy de Maupassan This was the ninth of thirty-one farms that they had inherited which they had sold in this way. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

But Hastings inherited her from Edward, it seems. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Charles Dickens Joe inherited the whole; so that he became a man of great consequence in those parts, and was perfectly independent. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Edith Wharton She had failed to prove it by argument, but she had an inherited faith in the value of practical demonstration. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

I shall hereafter have occasion to refer to Mr. Salvin’s interesting case of the apparently inherited effects of motmots biting off the barbs of their own tail-feathers. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

The appetite for admiration and small capacity for self-controul which I inherited from my father, nursed by adversity, made me daring and reckless. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

She didn’t look as if she had inherited her father’s nerves. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Henry James I think Arthur told me that he inherited a small property — which was perhaps the cause of his leaving the Navy — and that he spent it all in a few years. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Of his three children, Barbara alone had inherited his will. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Henry James She paid her husband’s debts as best she could, and came to establish herself here, where by the death of a charitable relative she had inherited an old-fashioned ruinous house. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Sinclair Lewis When he died she inherited everything. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Anthony Trollope She also found that the child had inherited particles of the nature of her parents. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton He was tall and fair, and a certain languor of complexion, inherited from his father’s house, was corrected in him by the vivacity of the Donnaz blood. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Her beauty and her grace might have done much, had she inherited with the pride of the Medici something of their finesse and suavity. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

There was sufficient light in the room to enable the pig to detect this manoeuvre, and the vile temper, inherited from the drowned mother, found full play. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

Theodore Dreiser There were slight inherited traits of both in her, but they were rudimentary. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

I saw how the fine form of man was degraded and wasted; I beheld the corruption of death succeed to the blooming cheek of life; I saw how the worm inherited the wonders of the eye and brain. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Sinclair Lewis At thirty-five, with enough money earned by himself or inherited from his father, who had founded their architectural firm, he was freer than at eighteen. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Domestic instincts are sometimes spoken of as actions which have become inherited solely from long-continued and compulsory habit, but this is not true. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Jack London The cub’s fear of the unknown was an inherited distrust, and it had now been strengthened by experience. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

With the shyness and proud reserve which he inherited from his mother, there also came that exquisite refinement and feminine grace of style which forms the chief charm of his writing. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Leslie Stephen He inherited headaches from his mother, and a crooked figure from his father. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

Anthony Trollope Think how men fight for a title in this country; how they struggle for it when there is a doubt as to who may properly have inherited it! Here there is no doubt. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Marjorie Bowen But when M. Rebmann inherited the castle and the post of chancellor, he had turned the haunted room into a guest-chamber as a proof of his complete disbelief in phantom or legend. The Grey Chamber by Marjorie Bowen

They had not much original wit, but had inherited a stock of cheerful sayings which passed as such. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

It is also possible that the long-continued habit of eradicating the hair may have produced an inherited effect. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

George Meredith She had forgiven her lord, owning the real nobleman he was in courtesy to women, whom his inherited ideas of them so quaintly minimized and reduced to pretty insect or tricky reptile. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Changed habits produce an inherited effect, as in the period of the flowering of plants when transported from one climate to another. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

George Gissing What I inherited from my aunt makes me independent; there is no need of any arrangements about money, fortunately. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

James Joyce By the antar of Yasas! Ruse made him worthily achieve inherited wish. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

I fancy she must have inherited it from an Indian ancestress, for her great-great-grandfather rescued a begum on her way to be burnt on her husband’s funeral pyre. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Benjamin Disraeli Reginald Catesby, with considerable abilities, trained with consummate skill, inherited their determined will, and the traditionary beauty of their form and countenance. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

W. H. Hudson He calls it an inherited experience. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

They were born with this disease of the soul inherited from their fathers. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Charles Dickens He inherited a fair fortune from his uncle, but owed it all before he came into it, and spent it twice over immediately afterwards. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

This secret he transmitted to his American progeny, by whom it is inherited throughout all the intermediate generations. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Wilkie Collins On coming of age I inherited a house and lands in Derbyshire, together with a fortune in money of one hundred thousand pounds. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

She was a singular being, and, like me, inherited much of the peculiar disposition of our father. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Nathaniel Hawthorne But, nevertheless, the poor child had a heart; and from her mother’s gentle character she had inherited a profound and still capacity of affection. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Wilkie Collins Of the two sons, the eldest, Arthur, inherited the title and estates. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Henry David Thoreau One young man of my acquaintance, who has inherited some acres, told me that he thought he should live as I did, if he had the means. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Henry Adams Neither of them had formed any other conception of the universe than what they had inherited from the priestly class to which their minds obviously belonged. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Walter Scott But had Mary Stewart inherited her father’s sword as well as his sceptre, the boldest of her rebels should not upon that day have complained that they had no one to cope withal. The Abbot by Walter Scott [1820]

Wilkie Collins The inherited energy showed itself in furious protest against the inherited evil. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Ford Madox Ford I inherited his money because Florence died five days after him. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Somehow we all felt as though we each had inherited a large fortune. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Henry Adams As a child of Quincy he was not a true Bostonian, but even as a child of Quincy he inherited a quarter taint of Maryland blood. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Algernon Blackwood The inherited picture of a Caucasian vale of loveliness and liberty lay, indeed, very deep in his nature, emerging always like a symbol when he was profoundly moved. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Edgar Allan Poe Mr. Pennifeather was released upon the spot, inherited the fortune of his uncle, profited by the lessons of experience, turned over a new leaf, and led happily ever afterward a new life. Thou Art the Man by Edgar Allan Poe

Wilkie Collins Andrew was rich enough to have bought it; for, though he got nothing at his father’s death but the old gentleman’s rare collection of books, he inherited his mother’s fortune, as the second son. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Andrew Lang According to the Laws of the Twelve Tables the gentiles inherited the property of an intestate man without agnates, and had the custody of lunatics in the same circumstances. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Nellie inherited the farm—and the farm turned out to be a mine, and the mine turned out to be worth a good deal of money. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

Unless favourable variations be inherited by some at least of the offspring, nothing can be effected by natural selection. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Robert Louis Stevenson He must have inherited it from the Weirs, whom I suspect to have been a worthy family of weavers somewhere; what’s the cant phrase? — sedentary occupation. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

Nathaniel Hawthorne Little Pansie was the one earthly creature that inherited a drop of the Dolliver blood. The Dolliver Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1876]

Anthony Trollope She could not endure to be regarded at once a traitor by this young friend who had sweetly inherited the affection with which the Duchess had regarded her. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

E. T. A. Hoffmann Antonia inherited all her mother’s amiability and all her mother’s charms, but not the repellent reverse of the medal. The Cremona Violin by E. T. A. Hoffmann

T. E. Lawrence His men were the sweepings of Wadi Yenbo, landless and without family, or labouring Yenbo townsmen, hampered by no inherited dignity. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Sinclair Lewis Not working for some lazy cuss that’s inherited the right to boss you. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

On her father’s death Mary inherited Asbies, a house with 50 acres of land attached to it. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Still it was and is remarkable to see what a clean bill of health in this particular respect our barren soil inherited with its sterility. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

James Anthony Froude The taint was inherited by all Adam’s posterity. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

So from the daughter of the Herd of Men at Colinton he inherited his perennial youthfulness. Robert Louis Stevenson by E. Blantyre Simpson

It was in a dreadful state when he inherited it from an old cousin; yet he was offered, even so, an enormous sum for some of the wonderful oak ceilings. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Andrew Lang They have not arrived at this pitch of imitative art, though they have invented or inherited a kind of runes which they notch on sticks, and in which they convey to each other secret messages. Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang

George Gissing It was known that the senator Maximus had died, and report said that his daughter inherited great wealth. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Wilkie Collins On his own showing (as it appeared to me), there would be two forces in a state of conflict in the child’s nature as she grew up — inherited evil against inculcated good. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Natural selection, on the principle of qualities being inherited at corresponding ages, can modify the egg, seed, or young, as easily as the adult. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

So far as could be known, she had little, if any, income, except that which she inherited from Dr. Lewis. Anne’s days did not pass in clover. Anne by Ellen Wood [1876]

E. F. Benson I don’t know where that same from, but if he inherited it, he didn’t inherit much that time, I priced it at five shillings. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

James Joyce Both indurated by early domestic training and an inherited tenacity of heterodox resistance professed their disbelief in many orthodox religious, national, social and ethical doctrines. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Robert Louis Stevenson He had chalk-stones in his fingers; and these, in good time, I may possibly inherit, but I would much rather have inherited his noble presence. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sidney Colvin Keats had indeed enemies within his house, apart (if the separation can with truth be made) from the secret presence of that worst enemy of all, inherited disease, which killed him. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Elizabeth Gaskell He would not, if he could, have sold any part of the estate which he inherited from his father; and, besides, it was strictly entailed. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Arnold Bennett A mature woman (with a boy aged ten to prove it), she had effervesced into the naïve gestures of a young girl who has inherited a boudoir. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Edith Wharton Barely six; and then the sharp re-awakening of an inherited weakness of the heart that Hazeldean and his doctors had imagined to be completely cured. New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

Aunt Pussy inherited an enormous fortune, and the following year, I being then twenty, fell in love with Mark and accepted him. Her Murderer by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

George Meredith He inherited his taste for music from her, and his father vowed, that if ever he laid hand upon a musical instrument again, he would be disinherited. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

George Gissing Dr. Derwent knew the properties of such blood as ran in his wife’s veins, and it rejoiced him to mark the characteristics which Irene inherited from her mother. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Sandstone Torr belonged to the Radcliffes. Its occupier was Paul Radcliffe, who had inherited it from his father. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

Wilkie Collins Her smile, simple and sweet, and soon passing away, was certainly not an inherited smile on the maternal side. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Having inherited his manner, they were content; they forgot that there was something else which they had not inherited — his genius. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

She inherited something of his sanguine nature, and she loved him very dearly, so she may be forgiven if she believed in his vague visions of future grandeur. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The tremendous pressure of sentiment and inherited ambition kept raising riot with his attitude. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wilkie Collins There are inherent emotional forces in humanity to which the inherited influences must submit; they are essentially influences under control — influences which can be encountered and forced back. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Florence Dixie To Garva, young Stuart of Abercrombie had left all that he possessed, to be inherited only by his daughter at her mother’s death. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

Theodore Dreiser From some far source, perhaps some old German ancestors, she had inherited an understanding and appreciation of all this. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

The first is based upon God’s Word and that inherited practice of God’s Church which, being inspired by the Holy Ghost, is likewise canonical. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

George Gissing In the third year, Moxey inherited means and left the chemical works for continental travel. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

It was an inherited weakness, altogether independent of his judgment, of his reason, of his experience. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]