A Dictionary of the English Language
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Heirless

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He'irless. adj. [from heir.] Without an heir; wanting one to inherit after him.

                        I still think of
The wrong I did myself; which was so much,
That heirless it hath made my kingdom.
Shakes. Wint. Tale.

Sources: Shakespeare's Winter's Tale (43)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Heirless." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 27, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=20302.


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