Usage examples for inbred

  1. But to proceed: The church's grand foe envying her growing prosperity, did soon disturb her peace, by insinuating himself upon those of superior dignity, who were intrusted with the administration of civil affairs, both supreme and subordinate, blowing up into a flame that inbred and rooted enmity, which they still retained, at the simplicity, strictness and scriptural purity of the reformation in Scotland. – Act, Declaration, & Testimony for the Whole of our Covenanted Reformation, as Attained to, and Established in Britain and Ireland; Particularly Betwixt the Years 1638 and 1649, Inclusive by The Reformed Presbytery
  2. He had an inbred love of the difficult, the unconventional in life, of all that piqued and stimulated his own superabundant consciousness of resource and power. – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. Observe the natural selfishness of the youth, his inbred ambition, his thirst after worldly glory, his love of applause, his pursuit of revenge, and his proneness to deceit and falsehood. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  4. It answers to the inherited need of speech, to an instinct so long inbred in man that he must needs, at times, hear the sound of a voice, even if it be but his own, or go crazy. – The Peace of Roaring River by George van Schaick
  5. They told of an outdoor life, of a good horse, and a light canoe, and the inbred love of trees and sky and running water. – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  6. In the course of centuries, it became an inbred tradition with the Japanese that they must seize Korea. – Korea's Fight for Freedom by F.A. McKenzie
  7. There is no ground of men’ s looking to be saved by their own doings, but the inbred pride and self love of the heart, together with the ignorance of a better righteousness. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  8. With all her suppleness of mind, Christian had in her something of the inbred obstinacy of fidelity that often goes with long descent. – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  9. This sin is the more natural and inbred, for that it is our mother- sin that brought us down from our excellency. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  10. He was full of inbred suspicions and, perhaps, of unreasonable demands. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  11. She maintained that there should be a continuous and eternal natural selection of the best of these mental and physical conditions, just the same as the stock- raiser bred and inbred the finest animals to secure a still finer type, and that all persons, male or female, failing to reach a certain fit standard of perfection in this regard, should be condemned to death. – The Spiritualists and the Detectives by Allan Pinkerton
  12. These were daintily shaped and characteristic of inbred refinement, and as they hung listlessly at her sides looked scarcely less white than the white cotton frock she wore. – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  13. I almost dared to believe that He did give me rest from inbred sin- the rest of perfect Holiness. – Catherine Booth A Sketch by Colonel Mildred Duff
  14. " 'The fifth Commandment should read as follows: " Your inbred feeling of respect for your parents shall not induce you to admire their faults; you shall not honour them beyond their deserts; under no circumstances do you owe your parents any gratitude; they have not done you a service by bringing you into this world; selfishness and the civil code of laws compel them to clothe and feed you. – The Red Room by August Strindberg