Examples of inherent in a Sentence
- It is one more proof that our world has lost the kind of exquisite sensibility displayed by John Milton when he came up with his definition of poetry. He first wrote "simple, sensual, and passionate," but he was bothered by the grossness inherent in "sensual," and so he invented the word "sensuous." —Florence King, National Review, 24 Sept. 2007
- There were those who trusted the innate goodness of humanity, and those who believed in its inherent crookedness. —Terry Eagleton, Harper's, March 2005
- The problem … is inherent and perennial in any democracy, but it has been more severe in ours during the past quarter-century because of the near universal denigration of government, politics and politicians. —Michael Kinsley, Time, 29 Oct. 2001
He has an inherent sense of fair play.
an inherent concept of justice
Recent Examples of inherent from the Web
Yet the financial pressures and inherent conflicts of joint ownership made Friday’s decision to withhold Audible from the Belmont (ostensibly for a minor injury) both predictable and regrettable.
Some of its limitations are inherent in the primary specs.
At the same time, its inherent masculinity meshes well with an interior of sharp angles and straight lines.
Instead, the problem seems inherent to the intersection of human nature and YouTube’s business model.
Interrogation Room: This performance piece, which takes place at a fictional processing center, makes fun of the power dynamics inherent in gaining citizenship or membership to a new space.
Time is precious in a job where frequent separation is inherent.
That someone else committed this crime is inherent in the case.
Rowhammer attacks work by exploiting not just the usual abstract flaws in software, but also the actual physics inherent in how computers function.
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Don't Get Stuck on the Meaning of inherent
Inherent literally refers to something that is "stuck in" something else so firmly that they can't be separated. A plan may have an inherent flaw that will cause it to fail; a person may have inherent virtues that everyone admires. Since the flaw and the virtues can't be removed, the plan may simply have to be thrown out and the person will remain virtuous forever.
in one's blood;
INHERENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inherent for English Language Learners
: belonging to the basic nature of someone or something
INHERENT Defined for Kids
Definition of inherent for Students
- She has an inherent sense of fairness.
medical Definition of inherent
- the skin's inherent elasticity
- —Kathleen C. Engles
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