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Sample sentences for the GRE study word patrimony

patrimony can be used as a noun

1.I am poor for I find that, when I have paid my father's debts, all the patrimony remaining to me will be this crumbling grange, the row of scathed firs behind, and the patch of moorish soil, with the yew-trees and holly-bushes in front. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2.Her husband, who, when he married her, had no other patrimony than his noble probity, his first-rate ability, and his spotless reputation, wished to possess as much as his wife. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
3.On the contrary, they were provoked and disgusted by the vanity, luxury, and expense of the richer clergy, who appeared to spend upon their own pleasures what had always before been regarded as the patrimony of the poor. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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