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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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.
Imminent destruction is inherent in Oh’s installation, too.
The exploit, as outlined, makes use of a vulnerability inherent in the Tegra X1's USB recovery mode, circumventing the lock-out operations that would usually protect the chip's crucial bootROM.
That pattern makes economists more confident that the characteristics of different regions - as opposed to something inherent and unchangeable in the local residents - are helping cause the varying mobility rates.
This precise breeding method offers wildlife managers a targeted way to activate disease resistance that may be inherent, but dormant, in a species’ genome, or to help a species adapt to climate change.
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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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