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
The inherent elusiveness of neutrinos has prevented astronomers from pinning down the origin of such cosmic wanderers — until now.
There’s also an inherent nostalgia component driving the product’s appeal.
For all its inherent despair and anxiety, the situation made sense: Innocent children were in danger and families were suffering.
To succeed, Gawande will need to make clear who his real boss is — the employees or the business leaders who have an inherent interest in reducing their runaway health care expenses.
That might seem like an easy ask, but the situation puts Amazon on the horns of a dilemma inherent to its business model, which allows almost any seller to list items on the site.
The inherent silliness of all sorts of things shrinking and growing to ridiculous proportions is played for great visual comedy and really fun fight scenes—which is kind of remarkable given that most Marvel movies are so bad at action.
The visual perfectly matches the bright, glimmering tune, as well as CAPPA's inherent glowing personality and distinct style.
At the heart of all three books is an inherent chasm between body and mind, between physical demands and societal rules.
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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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