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Antonyms for hereditary

nonheritable, noninheritable.

Quotes of hereditary

  1. I was born with this. It's a hereditary genetic condition. This is something you can go your whole life without really knowing that something's wrong. I had high blood pressure, and that was the first sign. – Steven Cojocaru
  2. Wrinkles are hereditary Parents get them from their children. – Doris Day
  3. There are heads of royal families who control hereditary fortunes that defy comprehension. – Paul Getty
  4. I finally demonstrated that typhus infection is not hereditary in the louse. – Charles Jules Henry Nicole
  5. In Pakistan politics is hereditary – Imran Khan
  6. Insanity is hereditary you get it from your children. – Sam Levenson
  7. When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary – Thomas Paine
  8. A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. – Carl Sagan
  9. Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary – Walter Scott
  10. The greater part of the governments on earth may be termed monarchical aristocracies, or hereditary dominions independent of the people. – Ezra Stiles
  11. We stand a better chance with aristocracy, whether hereditary or elective, than with monarchy. – Ezra Stiles
  12. I can't tell you if genius is hereditary because heaven has granted me no offspring. – James Whistler

Usage examples for hereditary

  1. Such was the hereditary British policy. – Secret Diplomatic History of The Eighteenth Century by Karl Marx
  2. Let us first consider what is meant by calling a property " hereditary in a given series. – Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  3. These titles constituted as many hereditary charges reserved for the lesser nobility. – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff
  4. " I know he is," said Jeffreys, beginning to wonder whether some of the father's good qualities were not hereditary – A Dog with a Bad Name by Talbot Baines Reed
  5. In mind and body, both, the poor girl was in the condition which offered its opportunity to the lurking hereditary taint. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  6. Accustomed to link " empire" with " emperor," they conceive of a supreme hereditary ruler as an essential part of imperial life. – The American Empire by Scott Nearing
  7. Once more the quiet smile played about the outer angles of the hereditary Blount eyes. – The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde
  8. The Court entertained in the most magnificent manner, and the hereditary prince, now the reigning duke, honoured me with an invitation. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  9. The fur- trade of the English colonists opposed but feeble rivalry to that of their hereditary foes. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  10. The Princess Maida was hereditary ruler of the Venus Central State- the only living heir to the throne. – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings
  11. The associations and habits of former life, the hereditary force of evil, the atmosphere of Gentile society, and added to all this, as we discover from chapter v. – The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians by G. G. Findlay
  12. The occupation of servant was then hereditary children were trained for the duty from an early age. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  13. The fact that I wore the harness and metal of a thern who had been killed by a member of my party convinced them that I was an enemy of their hereditary foes, and placed me on a better footing in their estimation. – The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  14. It is an exact parallel to the feeling of a hereditary king that he is excellent above others by being born a king, or a noble by being born a noble. – The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill
  15. In 1807 Charlotte, the darling of the family, died after much suffering, a victim to hereditary consumption. – Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern
  16. " Yes," answered Paul simply, with that calm which only comes with hereditary possession. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  17. Ah, well, there's a vast deal of truth, no doubt, in these new hereditary doctrines of Darwin's and Galton's that Herbert and Ernest talk about so much; a family's a family, that's certain, not a mere stray collection of casual acquaintances. – Philistia by Grant Allen
  18. On the other hand, if hereditary rule were an established fact, so also were ancient charters. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  19. Not only the specific poison, but much of hereditary and acquired disease matter also are eliminated in the process; and after such a cure, blood and tissues of the patient are purer than they were before infection. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  20. Time afterwards might fight still more in their favour, and fix them in hereditary possession of the German throne. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley