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  • n. Plural form of heiress.

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Examples

  • These considerations, beside the fact that the young ladies were what is usually termed heiresses, though not to a very great amount, secured to them a high position in the best society which

    The Purcell Papers

  • At another dinner one of the guests of the prince suddenly shot at me across the table the startling question: "Do you know certain American heiresses" —naming them— "now visiting London?"

    My Memories of Eighty Years

  • At another dinner one of the guests of the prince suddenly shot at me across the table the startling question: "Do you know certain American heiresses" -- naming them -- "now visiting London?"

    My Memories of Eighty Years

  • These considerations, beside the fact that the young ladies were what is usually termed heiresses, though not to a very great amount, secured to them a high position in the best society which Ireland then produced.

    The Purcell Papers, Volume I

  • They were known as the heiresses of Kinvarra; snub noses and blue eyes betrayed their Celtic blood; and every year they went to spend

    Muslin

  • Galton, it is as often as not "heiresses" that they pick out, and birth statistics seem to show that these are either less robust or less fecund than others.

    Evolution in Modern Thought

  • Yet younger couturiers haven't forgotten elder blue-bloods and heiresses.

    Couture Awakens to Dreamy Looks

  • Paris Hilton surely has a much higher level of labor-based income (e.g., appearance and endorsement fees, TV residuals) than most wealthy heiresses.

    Matthew Yglesias » Confirmation Trouble and Tax Reform

  • Wedlock is the incredible story of her transformation from one of eighteenth-century England's richest, most free-wheeling heiresses into a piteous victim of a cruel, manipulative abuser into an improbable poster-child for modern women's rights.

    Wedlock: Summary and book reviews of Wedlock by Wendy Moore.

  • In olden, golden Hollywood, Greg Kinnear might have made a comfortable living acting in Frank Capra movies, playing the kind of oily characters that runaway heiresses met on buses, or whom Gary Cooper had to, eventually, pop on the snoot.

    'Undefeated': Real School Football (Almost)

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