In 1951 a young racecar driver named Phil Hill inherited some money after his parents died within a few weeks of one another.
We all grow up with inherited genes and inherited sensibilities, and they run very, very deep.
But fearful of the Bush-era right, he has failed to break decisively with the hubris he inherited.
But Obama also inherited massive debt and a cratering economy, and military occupations are very expensive.
It seemed Tom Ford had inherited if not the curse, then at least the fashion DNA of Halston.
He had a large old library, a great part of which he inherited from his father.
It was from her that he had inherited his passionate fondness for animals.
The baronetcy was inherited by no other member of the family, and became extinct.
The papers say Sylvia, your Dulcinea, has inherited a million.
Gustave Colline had inherited money and made a good marriage.
c.1300, "to make (someone) an heir," from Old French enheriter "make heir, appoint as heir," from Late Latin inhereditare "to appoint as heir," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + hereditare "to inherit," from heres (genitive heredis) "heir" (see heredity). Sense of "receive inheritance" arose mid-14c.; original sense is retained in disinherit. Related: Inherited; inheriting.
inherit in·her·it (ĭn-hěr'ĭt)
v. in·her·it·ed, in·her·it·ing, in·her·its
To receive a trait from one's parents by genetic transmission.