Definitions of inured

  1. made tough by habitual exposure; " hardened fishermen"; " a peasant, dark, lean- faced, wind- inured"- Robert Lynd; " our successors... may be graver, more inured and equable men"- V. S. Pritchett
  2. of Inure
  3. Hardened by use.

Usage examples for inured

  1. I suspected to- night that he had taken a stronger dose than usual, or at more frequent intervals, and thought that the effect, as he was so inured to it, would pass off, but-" " It will, doctor- oh, say it will," whispered Claude. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  2. Only few had known of Antony's flight; and those who were told of it could not at first give any belief to so incredible a thing, as that a general who had nineteen entire legions and twelve thousand horse upon the sea- shore, could abandon all and fly away; and he, above all, who had so often experienced both good and evil fortune, and had in a thousand wars and battles been inured to changes. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  3. To all kinds of what are called hardships, he had readily become inured without which it would have been impossible for his love of nature to receive such a full development. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  4. After a scanty repast, such as they had been long inured to, they quitted the inn, and took the road towards Anfield. – Nature and Art by Mrs. Inchbald
  5. My fortune having inured and allured me, even from my infancy, to one sole, singular, and perfect amity, hath verily in some sort distasted me from others.... – Montaigne and Shakspere by John M. Robertson
  6. The sum of all is this: that, since it is so necessary to be in a condition for war in a time of peace, our people should be inured to it. – An Essay Upon Projects by Daniel Defoe
  7. It would seem as though this strong soldier was to have no rest- that his muscles were to be kept constantly inured to hardship- so that, in the event of a greater call to arms, here would be one commander trained to the minute. – Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers by J. Walker McSpadden
  8. She was afraid he would not like her English cooking, but he assured her that he should be perfectly contented with anything she could provide, for that in making his escape from France he had been inured to so many hardships, he found himself in a perfect paradise in her quiet cottage. – Won from the Waves by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. We were now so inured to sleeping on the ground, that had it not been for the multitudes of fleas we should never have felt the want of a more elevated sleeping place. – A Peep into Toorkisthhan by Rollo Burslem
  10. Two terms of school life had inured one to a new existence, and one began to know the pleasures, as well as the pains, of a Public School. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  11. But Roland did not ring for a waiter to bring either fuel or hot water, for he was inured to hardships and accustomed to waiting on himself. – Her Mother's Secret by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  12. To be out in the North Sea on so small a craft during a gale is terrifying in the extreme to one not inured to the sea; the roaring of the waves and the howling of the wind sound so much louder than on a larger vessel, and the quick, violent motion often confuses the brains even of sailors if they are accustomed only to big ships. – A Desperate Voyage by Edward Frederick Knight
  13. How fearful then ought we to be of engaging in what hath so natural a tendency to lessen our humanity, and of suffering ourselves to be inured to the exercise of hard and cruel measures, lest thereby in any degree we lose our tender and feeling sense of the miseries of our fellow- creatures, and become worse than those who have not believed. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament (1808), Vol. I by Thomas Clarkson
  14. When a command is inured to the ill effects of fear, despondency, lack of confidence, and other weakening influences, it may more effectually employ measures calculated to upset the morale of the enemy. – Sound Military Decision by U.s. Naval War College
  15. But I forced him in; and in five minutes, to our own self- loathing, we had become almost inured to the smell. – The Princess Passes by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  16. They are already inured to the work of a soldier's life and its duties, any moment they may be called to the colors. – Our National Defense: The Patriotism of Peace by George Hebard Maxwell
  17. But the second found him inured to the surroundings- hardy and strong. – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
  18. I am inured to it. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  19. The dainty use of fingers well inured to heat was necessarily a point of Roman domestic training. – Life in the Roman World of Nero and St. Paul by T. G. Tucker
  20. O'Hagan showed no evidence of surprise; the eccentricities of Mr. Maitland could not move him, who was inured to them through long association and observation. – The Brass Bowl by Louis Joseph Vance