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
Twitter's new standards are indeed hard to figure out, owing in part to the subjectivity inherent to labeling hate speech.
Texas escaped with a win only because of its inherent and obvious talent advantage.
Nowadays, neo-classicism in jazz appears to have played itself out; interchange and overflow are understood as inherent to making creative music.
The incentive structures inherent to cable news reward those candidates who say outrageous things, and thus capture the most attention.
In both cases, voters were asked to put aside the idealism that is inherent to civic life and pull the lever on more cynical concerns: the composition of the Supreme Court, the future of Roe v. Wade.
That is pretty inherent to our creative process in general.
The show’s issues transcend the missed cues and camera goofs — and there were many — that are inherent to any live show’s premiere.
There are things in Griffin’s exceptionally well-sung production (Doug Peck is musical director), potent resonances inherent to the material, that the first versions did not catch.
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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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