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Recent Examples of inhere from the Web
Methodologically speaking, though, the gap between these two more basic strategies may speak to a fundamental paradox that inheres in archival projects more generally.
So is the cult of personality that inheres in the presidency, augmented by Trump’s celebrity.
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Did You Know?
You're probably familiar with "inherent," the adjective meaning "part of the constitution or natural character of something," but were you aware of its less common relative "inhere"? This verb looks like it could be a back-formation of "inherent" (a back-formation is a word created by removing a prefix or suffix from an existing word). But "inhere" is actually the older word. It first appeared in print in the 15th century, while "inherent" didn't show up until the late 16th century. Both are derived from the Latin verb inhaerēre ("to inhere"), which was itself formed by combining "in-" with "haerēre," a verb meaning "to adhere."
Origin and Etymology of inhere
First Known Use: 1586See Words from the same year
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