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
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Accelerating sea-level rise and intensifying storms are speeding up erosion A slow-burning tension is inherent in local economies built on disappearing beaches.
That said, Xi will likely think twice before embracing the risks inherent in such an approach.
Bond, like Artaud, was trying to illustrate that violence is inherent in human nature, and that the worst atrocities of the 20th century—the Holocaust, Hiroshima—came from instincts that have never fully been neutered.
The protests, of course, are meant to draw attention to racial inequality in the United States, an issue for which race is obviously inherent, so whites and blacks naturally view it differently.
Assume a cost of capital of 12%—a high figure to reflect the risk inherent in tech firms’ models.
Fan engagement can become treacherous territory because of the inherent fantasy involved.
To them, the only thing worse than dissent itself is when that dissent is an inherent threat to their supremacy.
The Houston case described above illustrates the inherent risks that come with incarceration.
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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.
Synonymsbuilt-in, constitutional, constitutive, essential, hardwired, immanent, inborn, inbred, indigenous, ingrain, ingrained (also engrained), innate, integral, intrinsic, native, natural, in one's blood
Antonymsadventitious, extraneous, extrinsic
Related Wordsbasic, deep-rooted, elemental, fundamental; congenital, hereditary, inherited, inmost, inner, interior; internal; characteristic, distinctive, peculiar; habitual, inveterate; normal, regular, typical
Near Antonymsalien, foreign; accidental, coincidental, incidental; acquired, adscititious; superficial, surface; exterior, external
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