Usage examples for innate

  1. Often, however, owing either to some change in circumstances or to his innate peculiarity, a man of uncommon force and imagination will find himself with something to say for which the traditional instrument is, or at first seems to be, inadequate. – Since Cézanne by Clive Bell
  2. There was in the family an innate tendency toward the more exquisite things of life, and this would colour his career. – The Explorer by W. Somerset Maugham
  3. After all, it will, if known, be but a nine days' wonder, and do him no harm, for he proves his birth by his appearance, and his breeding is so innate as to have conquered all his disadvantages." – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  4. I have an innate horror of misery,- an inability to endure the want of all that is beautiful in life. – The Old Stone House by Anne March
  5. A man with an innate genius for loving and being loved cannot long remain single. – The Woman Who Did by Grant Allen
  6. To me, religion is a natural property and tendency, and consequently an innate need of the human spirit. – Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Native Religions of Mexico and Peru by Albert Réville
  7. Instinct is therefore innate knowledge of a thing. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  8. Accidents are rare, all showing the innate discipline of the people. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard
  9. Whatever be the innate character of a youth, it may be polished, and exalted, by their approbation. – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
  10. And then, innate little housekeeper that she was, it was to the preparing of breakfast with a song, her early morning full of antics. – The Vertical City by Fannie Hurst
  11. The strength, the knowledge, of the modern is thus due not to any innate superiority over the ancient, but because one is modern and the other ancient. – A Grammar of Freethought by Chapman Cohen
  12. She expresses herself with a taste that must be innate. – Life's Little Ironies A set of tales with some colloquial sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy
  13. She has an innate grace and refinement that are most telling accomplishments. – Famous Prima Donnas by Lewis Clinton Strang
  14. It seems to me- and I have been tied to Crusoe's chariot wheels for a dozen readings, I suppose- that it is the pressing in upon your emotions of the immensity of the great castaway's solitude, in which he appears like some tremendous Job of abandonment, fighting an unseen world, which is the innate note of its power. – The Delicious Vice by Young E. Allison
  15. Only," and here the innate selfishness of the man cropped out, " only I called to ask you that nothing of my connection with her be given out. – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  16. If, instead of harsh judgments, they would provide for the poor places of cheap and innocent resort; if, instead of sighing over innate depravity, they would expend thought and effort in bringing sunshine into the experiences of those whose lives are deeply shadowed by the inevitable circumstances of their lot, they would do far more to exemplify the spirit of Him who has done so much to fill the world with light, flowers, and music. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  17. Common, in its original sense, means that which is peculiar and common to the whole species, that is to say that which is innate in the species. – Essays of Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
  18. The appearance of Don Rafael and Leocadia, and the account given by the former of what had passed between them, augmented the general joy, and the master of the house rejoiced as if they were his own near relations; for it is an innate characteristic of the Catalonian gentry to feel and act as friends towards such strangers as have any need of their services. – The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra