(transitive, intransitive) To inherit. | Someone who inherits, or is designated to inherit, the property of another. | One who inherits, or has been designated to inherit, a hereditary title or office.
How to use Heir in a Sentence?
All that was known was that the heir to the throne had mysteriously disappeared.
There is not one ill which flesh is heir to, which this race original cannot kill or cure.
But it was not thus that the nephew and heir of the nabob of Frisco was to travel.
But a numerous army, led by Gavah in search of the true heir to the throne, now came in sight.
Near Exeter, in this land, dwelt an aged king who had for his heir a daughter called Guillardun.
In the preceding winter there had been deaths more or less frequent from such ills as flesh is heir to.
This was a great grief to him, especially when he remembered that on his death there would be no heir to inherit the kingdom.
For a Son of this World, and an heir to the King Who rules over man, is this beautiful Spring!
Madame du Deffand was only dissuaded from making him her heir by his threat that if she did so he would never visit her again.
Cavander was delighted beyond words when he heard that the heir to Phoride had successfully reacquired his own estate.
He is now steadily stepping forth into the world as ruler of himself, the creator of his own government, the heir and sovereign of the world.
The spiriting away of the heir would thus leave the field open for the cherished plans and hopes of Delilah.
They are a family to which a destiny attaches, and the Banshee has sworn that a male heir shall never be wanting.
Without fortune is that Inosuke, heir of the master, such object of delight to bring him to maturity.
In the latter case they had more power and less responsibility; the latter falling on the heir and successor, perhaps still a mere child.
My father, in wild grief at the loss of his then only son, and heir to the title, gathered all the servants and hurried to the spot.
It is true, that Jacob was made the special heir to his father; but did he thereby inherit eternal life?
In France the bearing of the dolphin was exclusively restricted to the Dauphin or heir to the throne of the kingdom.
The heir of Pengersick, however, had no desire to fall in with the plans of his father and the wishes of the elderly spinster.
It is restful, though, after dragging one's weary feet down to the 'phone to hear something beside all the ills that flesh is heir to.
Mr. Long broke out into wrathful indignation, but the young heir kept silence, only smiling bitterly.
Of course, I shall see that, although he can no longer be regarded as my heir here, he shall be well provided for.
The Marquis was overjoyed at having restored to the illustrious house of Moncade the heir of its greatness, and of its magnificent domains.
He was more like a man whose only son and heir had been stolen, than an Anglo-Indian officer who had lost a poodle.
London stories are racy of London; they reflect its life in every age; and the London child is heir to them all.
Short Example Sentence for Heir
Here sleeps an heir of glory.
Of the heir he only uttered a significant hum!
Was George heir after all?
And who was the predestined heir of that Majesty?
Edwith died and Oswald became heir to the throne.
All to his heir resigning, Except his cup of gold.
The latter was made his heir by Samuel Pepys.
But theirheir comes into the world poorer than the lowest savage.
No harm, when but for you, he would have been the heir to house and land!
Augustus was nephew to the earl of Osselstone, and heir to his title.
My brother Augustus is now the next heir to the family title and estates.
Followed by Kakusuke, his worthy son and heir sprang in pursuit.
He was well dressed, and James knew him as the nephew and heir of the squire.
And fall heir to a blood-feud with every second man I chance upon!