inhere in

phrasal verb

inhered in; inhering in; inheres in
formal
: to be a natural part of (someone or something)
He believes that liberty inheres in humanity as a natural right.
Does selfishness inhere in each of us?

Examples of inhere in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Americans can affirm their core values yet recognize the hubris that inheres in them. Melvyn P. Leffler, Foreign Affairs, 19 Aug. 2011 Unlike, say, Furby, American Girl appears to have inhered in some essential way within the millennial conception of self. Lizzie Feidelson, The New Yorker, 17 Nov. 2023 But better reasons inhere in the rush of new ideas that have reinvigorated the science of paleontology and forced us to recast murky old primitives as efficient and worthy creatures in their own terms. Stephen Jay Gould, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 Granting all perturbation and backsliding, generous lives had been lived on that fecund soil, and a generous spirit inhered in it. Marilynne Robinson, The New York Review of Books, 12 Oct. 2023 The problem with this approach is that the difference between a good instrument and a great one could inhere in the player’s experience, rather than in the external sound. Jaron Lanier, The New Yorker, 22 July 2023

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“Inhere in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inhere%20in. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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