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. Hardened by use.

Usage examples for inured

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. I am inured to it. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë