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 combination of events underscores the inherent danger.
Its authors found that the likelihood of someone believing and sharing a story was determined by its coherence with their prior beliefs and the number of their friends who had already shared it—not any inherent quality of the story itself.
There’s just inherent risk in allowing unknown guests to come onto your property.
There really is an inherent need for a place where people really enthusiastic about fashion can get together and share their style, their looks, their individuality.
They are made in the imagination, and there are inherent flaws in arming oneself for battle in fantasies.
Yet Nielsen is established on an inherent conflict that can impede the adoption of new measurement methods.
One is the inherent inability to grow cells outside of the body.
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Did You Know?
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.
Origin and Etymology of inherent
Latin inhaerent-, inhaerens, present participle of inhaerēre —see inhere
First Known Use: 1581
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
: belonging to or being a part of the nature of a person or thing She has an inherent sense of fairness.
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