Petersburg again, since everything there was horrible, and he had to entertain a worthless nephew whom he had sworn to disinherit
in favour of a legal heir; and, finally, that it was to obtain such a legal heir that he was seeking my hand in marriage.
"And you disinherit your granddaughter," continued the notary, "because she has contracted an engagement contrary to your wishes?"
It was not so much the conviction that she was disinherited that caused her grief, but her total inability to account for the feelings which had provoked her grandfather to such an act.
Once more you have forced me to disinherit
you, you base son of a most noble father!
her; I'll turn her out of doors, stark naked, without a farthing.
His suit of armour was formed of steel, richly inlaid with gold, and the device on his shield was a young oak-tree pulled up by the roots, with the Spanish word Desdichado, signifying Disinherited. He was mounted on a gallant black horse, and as he passed through the lists he gracefully saluted the Prince and the ladies by lowering his lance.
``I am fitter to meet death than thou art,'' answered the Disinherited Knight; for by this name the stranger had recorded himself in the books of the tourney.
Younger brothers are commonly fortunate, but seldom or never where the elder are disinherited
Any one of these partners would have disinherited
his son on the question of rebuilding Tellson's.
monseigneur, king of a people very humble, much disinherited
; humble because they have no force save when creeping; disinherited
, because never, almost never in this world, do my people reap the harvest they sow, nor eat the fruit they cultivate.
'Edward, my father had a son, who being a fool like you, and, like you, entertaining low and disobedient sentiments, he disinherited
and cursed one morning after breakfast.
On the Tuesday I sent in the altered settlement, which practically disinherited
the very persons whom Miss Fairlie's own lips had informed me she was most anxious to benefit.