disinherited

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj disinherited deprived of your rightful heritage
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Quotations

  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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    “An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance!”
  • Jesse Jackson
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    “My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.”
  • George Orwell
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    “But the thing that I saw in your face no power can disinherit: No bomb that ever burst shatters the crystal spirit.”

Usage

In literature:

He disinherited him, and made his second son leave the army and come home.
"The Carved Cupboard" by Amy Le Feuvre
It is abominable, and I shall in all likelihood disinherit you this very night.
"Chivalry" by James Branch Cabell
They are truly the disinherited of all the ages.
"The Booklover and His Books" by Harry Lyman Koopman
They are repeated with fervor by the disinherited workers of all the lands.
"Socialism" by John Spargo
I will disinherit him and make Rahula my heir apparent.
"The Buddha" by Paul Carus
We must not imagine that we are one of these disinherited peoples of the world.
"Creative Unity" by Rabindranath Tagore
The maniac is old Count Massetti's disowned and disinherited son!
"Monte-Cristo's Daughter" by Edmund Flagg
If you ever marry her, I will disinherit you.
"The Christmas Peace" by Thomas Nelson Page
He felt in that moment his kinship with all the rebels and disinherited of the earth.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
But what the devil, does she think thou hast no more sense than to get an heir upon her body to disinherit thyself?
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
He was tried, condemned, disgraced, humiliated, and disinherited.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
He told him he would disinherit him if he married me.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
And tell me, is the story about their daughter being disinherited true?
"Little Frida" by Anonymous
Later, that same day, he drove to Lexington, sought a lawyer, and made a will disinheriting her.
"Crestlands" by Mary Addams Bayne
No; he disinherits his firstborn, and suffers him to perish, perhaps by an ignominious death.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
Love one another like brothers, poor disinherited people!
"The Poniard's Hilt" by Eugène Sue
She would probably be disinherited if she disobeyed.
"The Mystery of Evelin Delorme" by Albert Bigelow Paine
He does not take it very graciously; but perhaps we can hardly expect that from a man who has been disinherited.
"Beatrice Boville and Other Stories" by Ouida
Her disinherited niece won't want to work at teaching forever.
"The Reclaimers" by Margaret Hill McCarter
Her beautiful face was radiant; she had evidently forgotten all about him and the threat that was to disinherit her.
"Love Works Wonders" by Charlotte M. Brame
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In poetry:

For sickness may wreck a brave spirit,
And time wear the brain to a shade;
And dastardly age disinherit
Creations that manhood has made.
"Prison Fancies" by Ernest Jones
But when they found them on the ground,
Although their life had ceased,
Quite near to Paul there lay a small
White paper, neatly creased.
"Because of lack of any merit,
B. Hyde," it ran, "we disinherit!"
"How The Babes In The Wood Showed They Couldn't Be Beaten" by Guy Wetmore Carryl

In news:

Disinherit the Wind It's time to end the wind-energy tax preference.
DEAR ABBY Sting of sudden disinheritance leaves grandchild feeling hurt.
Sudden disinheritance leaves grandchild hurt.
Diehl's decision to disinherit his daughter "goes beyond the fact that she has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to a homicide charge, is currently serving time and is currently under indictment for another homicide," the records said.
Don't disinherit Israel: Presbyterians should invest in peace, not disinvest in Israel.
They have not taken any court action and legal experts say the time to challenge the will, which disinherited them, is long past.
Five of Michael Jackson's disinherited siblings are again claiming that the singer's will is "fake, flawed and fraudulent" — and that his lawyers forged the King of Pop's signature on it.
"You're as free as the wind," says Paul Exben (Romain Duris) to the son of a legal client to whom he has offered the choice of drug rehab or disinheritance from the family's fortune.
He disinherited his daughter, cutting her out of his $100 million estate.
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