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in her own right

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv in her own right by reason of one's own ability or ownership etc. "she's a rich woman in her own right rather than by inheritance","an excellent novel in its own right"
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Usage

In literature:

I stayed right dere in de house wid her, an' if I wuz sick or anything she'd take care of me same as her own chillun.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
She is worth four millions in her own right.
"A Romantic Young Lady" by Robert Grant
But Leslie was immensely rich in her own right.
"The Beloved Woman" by Kathleen Norris
Lily Washington was a beauty in her own right, and she was the belle of the plantation.
"The Speaker, No. 5: Volume II, Issue 1" by Various
Changes in the common law began in 1845 with reference to the wife's right to hold her own property.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
She had inherited a good deal in her own right from the Wardours and sundry English relatives.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Molly was a beautiful woman in her own right, and there wasn't a man in the camp who hadn't envied Ned.
"The Man the Martians Made" by Frank Belknap Long
She was married, but she was rich in her own right.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
Margaret Plantagenet, in recompense for the lost honours of the house, was made Countess of Salisbury in her own right.
"History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II." by James Anthony Froude
He decided that it was not only his right, but his duty, to kiss her in the privacy of her own flat, with none but a relative present.
"A Great Man" by Arnold Bennett
A married woman may acquire and hold real and personal property in her own right, and convey the same without joinder of her husband.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
If she loved him in spite of error, what of her own sense of right and wrong?
"Name and Fame" by Adeline Sergeant
She was right in feeling that it menaced her own position.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Pace was an "ancient planter" as was his wife Isabella who also took land in her own right.
"The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624" by Charles E. Hatch
One hundred thousand pounds she has, in her own right, unalienable.
"The Moving Finger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
He's a judge, and my mother has money in her own right and so have I and so has Antha.
"The Campfire Girls on Ellen's Isle" by Hildegard G. Frey
Her brother is a doctor; and she has twenty thousand pounds in her own right.
"Brooke's Daughter" by Adeline Sergeant
Mentally he called her fool for not adopting her right station and spending her money in her own way.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
She will have money in her own right, is handsome and well educated.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
By the way, the Judge is rich, and Sadie is rich in her own right, too.
"Checkers" by Henry M. Blossom
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In poetry:

'Cry: "Liberty to Erin!"
With iron in the tone,
For while ye slight her rights,
Ye scarce deserve your own.'
"The March Of Freedom" by Ernest Jones

In news:

A fine singer and dancer in her own right, Dolores Hope left the stage to raise their family.
But in her own right she possesses all those qualities in large measure.
Yes, she is Meryl Streep's daughter, but she's also an actress in her own right.
Former governor's wife Helen Milliken hailed as a leader in her own right .
Mother and daughter Clark, each a bestseller in her own right, have produced a singularly slight and unmemorable tale with their third holiday suspense novel (after 2001's He Sees You When You're Sleeping ).
Not only is Shira a powerhouse in her own right, but she is also a pioneer in the field.
Donya Feuer, an American modern-dance choreographer who moved to Sweden in 1963 and became a close collaborator of Ingmar Bergman as well as a theater director and filmmaker in her own right, died on Nov 6 in Stockholm.
She is a brand in her own right.
In fact, it can be a right of passage for a celebrity Vixen coming into her own, relaying a message or simply promoting a project.
Check out her right leather pant performance and see Inten KJ in a 2/11 photo shoot of her own.
With all the acclaim Charles Lindbergh earned, we sometimes forget that his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was accomplished in her own right.
Now that she's opened her own practice in Ranson, Pittaras says she's certain she made the right career choice.
From the singer celebrating their size to Sesame Street' yanking her segment for showing too much cleavage, Perry's twins are stars in their own right.
Mix 93-1 was backstage before the Train show at the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie this past Saturday hanging with Mix VIP Mary Rainwater of Palestine in her very own dressing room right across the hall from Train's dressing room.
In a speech given in Denver, President Barack Obama said, "When it comes to a woman's right to make her own health care choices, (the Republicans) want to take us back to the policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century.".
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