[ UK /bˈɜːθɹa‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈbɝˌθɹaɪt/ ]
  1. an inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by primogeniture)
  2. personal characteristics that are inherited at birth
  3. a right or privilege that you are entitled to at birth
    free public education is the birthright of every American child
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How To Use birthright In A Sentence

  • Our birthright is the propensity to dream, dance, and evolve. - Boing Boing
  • It is not a mere matter of citizenship; it is a birthright and a shared inheritance.
  • The two sides have little in common, other than a visceral attachment to the land which both claim as their birthright. Times, Sunday Times
  • This is an elegant explanation, one that leads to Mauser's equally elegant peroration: ‘capacitating students to be competent citizens is our birthright.’
  • Gaudiness and its companion brilliance, are your birthright as a bicyclist!
  • All of our anger, resentment, and con flict come from our anguish and ignorance over needing to reclaim the love, security, and freedom that we know is our birthright. God is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu …
  • Titled Esau studies, the group chose that name explicitly to reflect the younger brother's undercutting of the older brother's birthright.
  • I was a child of the suburbs, I felt cheated and robbed of my birthright of ease and pleasure.
  • Once mollified, they are possessed once again of that calm which is their birthright, their black gaze deep.
  • There were valid arguments on both sides, but generally the race-blind believers in birthright made a better case: that ten of the thirteen original states allowed free black men to vote; that Americans of African descent had been recognized as citizens by the federal government in various ways (even Andrew Jackson had hailed his free black soldiers as "fellow citizens" after the Battle of New Orleans). Van Gosse: Birthright Citizenship Is Bedrock Americanism
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