In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I'm one of the richest heiresses in all of Europe.
- In medieval England, a rape law existed, but according to Anna Clark, it was primarily formulated to deal with abduction and the illicit marriage of heiresses.
- What if all these old heiresses of the script die one day?
- Kerry, whose family glory lies in an illustrious and historic past, has worked energetically to secure his place in the upper reaches of American society, and twice married heiresses.
- Most spectacular in this period, however, were the marriages of European nobles to the heiresses of American millionaires.
- They decide to target a rich heiress who is turning 21 and stands to inherit fifty million dollars.
- Indeed the law obliged heiresses on their father's death to marry his closest available relative, even if it meant divorcing their current spouse, to keep property intact.
- No one likes to hear about heiresses unless they're in danger.
- And so began a saga exploding with murder, robbery… and the kidnapping of a media heiress.
- Prosecutors said after investigating the eccentric heiress there was not enough evidence to convict her of petty theft.
- A woman without brothers could inherit a life-interest in her family's land but unless she married a close cousin - as many such heiresses did - she could not pass the estate on to her children.
- In the Anglo-Saxon legal tradition women were unambiguously bearers of such rights, whether as heiresses - in the absence of male heirs - or by right of marriage or as the beneficiaries of gifts.
- Of course, it is not obligatory for young heirs and heiresses to make headlines for all the wrong reasons.
- He not only had offices at his disposal, he also had heirs, heiresses, and widows.
- The plot is about a pair of cosmetic company heiresses who lose their family fortune.
- By marrying successively two second cousins, who were themselves heiresses of the same grocery business, he consolidated his fortune to the benefit of his collection, since both marriages were childless.
- This rule of thumb, creatively applied (you won't be encountering many actual imperial heiresses or prostitutes), could be used to address virtually every circumstance you're likely to encounter this week.
- To do her justice, the hotel heiress does a competent job of the task required of her.
- In 1906, Hyde went into exile in Paris, where he married and divorced a succession of American heiresses, returning to New York only in 1941.
- It is the same too, in London; there are plenty of penniless men who marry wealthy heiresses instead of seeking out their own living.
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