heiress

Definitions

  • THE MORNING AIRING OF AN EAST SIDE HEIRESS
    THE MORNING AIRING OF AN EAST SIDE HEIRESS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heiress a female heir
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Heiress A female heir.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n heiress A female heir; especially, a woman inheriting or who is expected to inherit considerable wealth.
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Quotations

  • John Dryden
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    “All heiresses are beautiful.”

Usage

In literature:

HEIRESS OF BELLEFONTE; and WALDE-WARREN.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
She thought nothing of herself; it scarcely occurred to her that she was to become the heiress of it all.
"The Heir of Kilfinnan" by W.H.G. Kingston
AN HEIRESS WHO WISHES TO BECOME A MAN.
"The Youth of Jefferson" by Anonymous
With spring came no bridegroom; instead word arrived of his affair with an heiress recently come to New York from England.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
But who and what besides heiress and beauty was Sybil Berners?
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
As she is not to be the heiress, the best thing possible is to be done for her.
"Cousin Henry" by Anthony Trollope
At least, she was an heiress.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Gabriel Le Noir was appointed sole executor of the will, trustee of the property and guardian of the heiress.
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
But Alora is an heiress, and a lot of people in Chicago know that.
"Mary Louise Solves a Mystery" by L. Frank Baum
Then your Dulcinea is an heiress?
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
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In poetry:

"Tell me, would you rather be
Changed by a fairy to the fine
Young orphan heiress Geraldine,
Or still be Emily?
"The Offer" by Charles Lamb
After a pause, said Emily:
"In the words orphan heiress I
Find many a solid reason why
I would not changëd be.
"The Offer" by Charles Lamb
And she, 'tis said, for whom he pin'd
Was heiress of the land,
A lovely lady, pure of mind
Of open heart and hand.
"Will, The Maniac" by Washington Allston
And gradually the years passed by;
My life was wrecked, I wished to die.
My mother, on her dying bed,
Implored an heiress I would wed.
My wife was very fair to see,
But not the one beloved by me.
"Imogene" by Eloise Alberta Bibb
Nautilus Island's hermit
heiress still lives through winter in her Spartan cottage;
her sheep still graze above the sea.
Her son's a bishop. Her farmer is first selectman in our village;
she's in her dotage.
"Skunk Hour" by Robert Lowell

In news:

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in court over accepting illegal donations from L'Oreal heiress .
Gucci heiress lists Riverside County home at $9 million.
The death of a mysterious and reclusive 104-year-old heiress has many wondering what's to become of her $100 million mansion in Santa Barbara.
0 Dan Stevens and Jessica Chastain at a press event for "The Heiress ," opening Thursday at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York.
Chastain and Stevens play against type in 'The Heiress '.
Jessica Chastain makes her Broadway debut as Catherine Sloper in The Heiress .
Jessica Chastain makes her Broadway debut in director Moises Kaufman's The Heiress .
More Than Just the ' Heiress '.
PARIS — Elie Saab has decided that his woman should be more than the " heiress " of his show's title.
Heiress ' Will Raises Important Questions.
Huguette Clark, heiress to a large copper fortune, passed away last year, leaving an estate worth about $400 million.
Court official seeks to reclaim millions in gifts left by reclusive copper heiress .
Reclusive Heiress ' Gifts To Doctors, Nurses Question In Estate Battle.
The generous gifts Huguette Clark lavished upon her doctors and nurses are being questioned in a high-powered battle playing out in a New York courtroom over the late copper heiress ' estate.
Jessica Chastain 'Nervous' About Her Broadway Debut in 'The Heiress ' (Video).
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