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Usage examples for inherent

  1. It may be that there are people who have learned to swim and to ride a bicycle by sitting in a chair and cultivating certain inherent qualities but we have never heard of them. – The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Henney
  2. 2. In the regular course of events, if North Carolina would continue to keep abreast of her sister colonies in the movement for the preservation of the inherent rights of British subjects, it was necessary that she should formally ratify and approve the action recently taken by the Continental Congress, and to elect delegates to that Congress for a new term. – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  3. Self- respect is an inherent principle in human nature. – Woman: Man's Equal by Thomas Webster
  4. She was sure she could live up to the part; she had brains, even if her education had been poor; but she had not got that inherent something which had come to Faith from her father and which made all the difference between the two girls. – The Beggar Man by Ruby Mildred Ayres
  5. This is a massive production, apparently the result of inherent qualities carried into act by impulse, in other words, of spontaneous achievement. – Memories of a Musical Life by William Mason
  6. I have never pretended that it is by itself alone sufficient to cure all the evils inherent in our social system, or alone sufficient as a bond of Empire. – Constructive Imperialism by Viscount Milner
  7. Or was it because she sought to see something unreal- sought to control a purely inherent impulse? – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  8. It was an inherent defense because, more than fearing robbery, he knew that he would most likely do anything for money. – Corpus of a Siam Mosquito by Steven Sills
  9. It was a furtive tribute to his inherent social superiority. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  10. The weakness of mind that predisposes to this may be inherent or acquired. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  11. I now regard it as simply a recovered one, inherent in all healthy minds, but lost, as many others have been, in civilization. – The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I by William James Stillman
  12. As the song went on, however, she felt the inherent suggestion in it, so that when she had finished it required all her strength to get up calmly, come among them again, and listen to their praises and thanks. – The Translation of a Savage, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  13. Your point is that a certain amount of vice is inherent in human nature, and that if we raise the standard of virtuous living our people will escape from us to New York or London. – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  14. In passing, it may be noted that in all ceremonies, the persons upon whom the burden of responsibility falls have not only an inherent right to call upon their blood relatives, but these in turn are under obligations to respond. – The Sun Dance of the Blackfoot Indians by Clark Wissler
  15. No other myth or legend in either North or South America ever exercised such a powerful influence on the course of geographical discovery; none ever called out such surpassing human endeavor, and none so well illustrated the matchless tenacity of purpose and the self- sacrifice inherent in the Spanish character. – The Spanish Pioneers by Charles F. Lummis
  16. " I think you might call me General, too," he said, with the grace that many simple people found inherent in him. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  17. If we do so we shall almost be forced to the conclusion that domesticability is a character, or quality, inherent in some animals and entirely wanting in others. – Concerning Animals and Other Matters by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  18. The girl felt instinctively that his motives were most high, but his manner was rough and new; she was accustomed to the usual, the familiar, and, while her confidence in Bayard had been profoundly aroused, her inherent distrust of strangeness caused her to suspect, to be reluctant to accept his attitude without reserve. – Bruce of the Circle A by Harold Titus
  19. We cannot say that either has superior powers of vision, but we can say that they differ, as this difference is inherent in them as men and women, and not merely as individuals. – What a Young Woman Ought to Know by Mary Wood-Allen
  20. Perhaps there was in him less sentiment for the heroic work which he did under the guidance of his chief than an inherent passion for dangerous adventures. – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
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