Example sentences for: patrimoine

How can you use “patrimoine” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Not so in France, where names are part of the patrimoine , the national heritage, and are not to be altered or forsaken lightly: a poet friend had to spend several years and a lot of money to get a missing s restored to the official version of his surname, so that now, instead of being B\acap\tard `mongrel' he's plain old Bastard and, what's more, is very happy about it.

  • Up until the 17th century you could call yourself anything you liked in France (which makes you wonder what the ancestors of today's Bastards and Turds were thinking of), but in these more prosaic and regulated times a number of ordinary everyday factors is gradually eroding this part of the patrimoine . The French, to the despair of every government since the Revolution of 1789, are notoriously good at not having babies, and even then half the production at any given time are girls who do not usually pass on their names when they marry.

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