Adjective "birthright" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A particular right of possession or privilege a person has from birth, especially as an eldest son.
  1. 'Rather, in this character test, Esau has denigrated the birthright and has proven himself unworthy of its privileges and obligations.'
  2. 'You know, you learn how to do justice by looking at examples of injustice - Cain killing his brother Abel, Jacob cheating his father and his brother about his birthright and then being cheated.'
  3. 'Notwithstanding the lack of paternal approval, Freeda George Foreman appears to have every chance of cashing in on her birthright because apart from Ali and Frazier, there are a host of other familiar names floating around female boxing.'
  4. 'Mary Tudor acted swiftly to reclaim her birthright; her counter coup was decisive.'
  5. 'Being the good brother he is, Jacob offers Esau some lentil soup - on one condition: Esau has to forgo his birthright and inheritance as eldest son.'
  6. 'Given his feats, birthright, and fortunes, he concludes that he does, in fact, deserve Portia.'
  7. 'Example: the rise of the bourgeoisie over the aristocracy comes through a redefinition of material influence from connections and birthrights to pure wealth and educational knowhow.'
  8. 'I'd say he worries too much about muddied bloodlines and sullied birthrights - purity is the most overrated virtue and one he really need not envy.'
  9. 'The birthright is the prerogative of the eldest son.'
  10. 'Titled Esau studies, the group chose that name explicitly to reflect the younger brother's undercutting of the older brother's birthright.'
  11. 'It's your natural birthright, but they make you pay for it.'
  12. 'It is my birthright, as it is everyone else's in this town.'
  13. 'The birthright of Christian education was not stolen by skeptics and rationalists.'
  14. 'Overall, TAU students project a sense of a birthright to education that is rare at UMB.'
  15. 'Dissolving negative, harmful patterns leads toward the sense of ease, grace, lightness, freedom and good health that are every human being's natural birthright.'
  16. 'It returns the heart and mind to its birthright, naturally luminous and free.'
  17. 'Which will leave hundreds of thousands of football fans deprived of their natural birthright: when in doubt, blame the ref.'
  18. 'We will put a stop to Labour's politics of envy and give to tenants in London what is every other tenant's birthright and reinstate the right to buy.'
  19. 'It is by now, they feel, a simple birthright, as natural as the air they breathe.'
  20. 'This ancestral knowledge comes naturally to us; it is our birthright.'

More definitions

1. any right or privilege to which a person is entitled by birth: Democracy maintains that freedom is a birthright.

More examples(as adjective)

"attempts can be birthright."