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heiress

n. feminine heir, often used to denote a woman who has received a large amount upon the death of a rich relative, as in the "department store heiress."

heiress

a female HEIR.

HEIRESS. A female heir to a person having an estate of inheritance. When there is more than one, they are called co-heiresses, or co-heirs.

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My mother hears or overhears somewhere that the heiress of Mr.
Blunt, with a perfectly horrible gentleness, "why I should have shown particular consideration to the heiress of Mr.
Blunt, with an extremely refined grimness of tone, "an intimacy with the heiress of Mr.
I was glad of this proof of disinterested affection; for Annabella Wilmot is the probable heiress to all her uncle's wealth, in addition to her late father's property, which she has already in possession.
He has dissipated his fortune in gambling and other things, and is now seeking an heiress to retrieve it.
She is his only daughter; she is , and heiress to all his great estate.
Miss Pinkerton's attachment was, as may be supposed from the high position and eminent virtues of that lady, calm and dignified; but Miss Jemima had already whimpered several times at the idea of Amelia's departure; and, but for fear of her sister, would have gone off in downright hysterics, like the heiress (who paid double) of St.
In this career he met with great success, and would certainly have married an heiress in the end, but for an unlucky check which led to his premature decease.
Or, that she might harness the proprieties to the carriage of some rich young heiress or widow, and become at once the driver and guard of such vehicle through the social mazes.
The heiress might be better known for her glamorous glad rags, A-list party lifestyle, movies and shows, but Paris Hilton is set to take to the decks and DJ in Dubai.
AFTER letting her hair loose on the beaches of Goa and making hundreds dance to her tunes through her DJ- ing talent, American heiress and socialite Paris Hilton landed in Mumbai on Monday.
Middle Eastern entertainment press speculated about the breakup's impact on her planned trup to Dubai, fearing the heiress would cancel her Dubai show as she would be too heart broken to perform in front of the cameras.