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Usage examples for inborn

  1. He had an inborn way" with them. – His Dog by Albert Payson Terhune
  2. It is the sum total of his qualities, a thing inborn but including besides such externals as dress, manner, and appearance. – The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Henney
  3. It was upon these inborn moral qualities that reposed the conduct which led Farragut to fame. – Admiral Farragut by A. T. Mahan
  4. The display of wealth is never original- only vulgar- and only an inborn vulgar woman would place her so- called friends at a disadvantage by entertaining them beyond their power of return. – The Colored Girl Beautiful by E. Azalia Hackley
  5. Sympathy for the monks, an inborn conservatism, a natural love for ancient institutions, a religious dread of trampling upon that which was held sacred by the church, a secret antipathy to reform, all these and other forces were against the suppression. – A Short History of Monks and Monasteries by Alfred Wesley Wishart
  6. The first probably springs from my inborn idealism and literary habit of mind; the second from my love of nature and my scientific bent. – The Breath of Life by John Burroughs
  7. But the wretched man does not know you, though the inborn affection he bears you should have betrayed your kindred. – Stories from Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile
  8. The King, however, for greater certainty or through inborn fury, pinned the gorilla with his tusks to the ground and afterwards did not cease to wreak his vengeance upon it until Stas, disquieted by the roar and howling, came running up with a rifle and ordered him to stop. – In Desert and Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  9. Physically and mentally I am the son of my mother so completely- even down to peculiar movements of the hands, which made their appearance in me as I reached the age she had when I noticed them- that I can hardly find any trace of my father in myself, except an inborn faculty for drawing, which unfortunately, in my case, has never been cultivated, a hot temper, and that amount of tenacity of purpose which unfriendly observers sometimes call obstinacy. – Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
  10. The inborn passionate longing of the human soul for perfect companionship doubtless accounts for the coincidence, which also shows how deep- rooted and widely spread the hope of eventually obtaining the desired companionship is. – Ideala by Sarah Grand
  11. It was inborn that we should wish to appear well in public; to better one's condition, or, next best, to make the public believe one has. – The Voice in the Fog by Harold MacGrath
  12. He was a mean old Ben- mean with inborn incredibly vicious stubbornness. – Missy by Dana Gatlin
  13. " Just in time, Rector," cried Admiral Darling, who had added by many a hardship to his inborn hospitality. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  14. The remarkable spiritual evolution of this great man was apparently governed far more by inborn tendencies than by the workings of experience. – Prophets of Dissent Essays on Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Nietzsche and Tolstoy by Otto Heller
  15. Thus we have a leisure class emerging as the result of inborn differences between men, supplemented by the accumulation of wealth and its transmission by inheritance. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  16. In this servant I thought I had found a rare type of loyalty, an inborn refinement and delicacy that sprang from a good heart, making no account of the promptings of inherited vice, and untouched by the degrading environment of her youth. – Lola by Owen Davis
  17. For she was not only too clever for their teaching, and an inborn sceptic, but wherever she appeared she produced parties and the passions of parties. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  18. The Polonaise is the true and purest type of Polish national character, as in the course of centuries it was developed, partly through the political position of the kingdom toward east and west, partly through an undefinable, peculiar, inborn disposition of the entire race. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  19. It is inborn in a man that he needs to feel superior. – The Invaders by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  20. Little Shikara had an inborn understanding and love of the jungle; and except for such material dangers as that of Nahara, he was not afraid of it at all. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
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