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Definition of "inheriting" []

  • Present participle of inherit. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "inheriting" in a sentence
  • "In this he would be quite wrong, but quite intelligible and quite sincere; an English aristocrat of the nineteenth century inheriting from the English aristocrats of the eighteenth century; whose views were simply those of Voltaire."
  • "Let us now imagine a child inheriting from the mother a sensitive, nervous organization, and from the father a predisposition of morbid action, with a mind as sensitive to external influence as a daguerreotype-plate, brought suddenly from the warmth of a too-indulgent household to the arctic regularity and frozen stillness of the Farnsworth mansion."
  • "Well what would you call inheriting the mother of all messes?"