Examples of innate in a Sentence
- … the delays innate in both serial and book publication … —Walter Rundell, American Association of University Professors Bulletin, September 1971
- … the materials for conflict are innate to social life. —Richard Sennett, Psychology Today, November 1970
- The faculty for myth is innate in the human race. —W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, 1919
She has an innate sense of rhythm.
the innate problems of wireless communication
Recent Examples of innate from the Web
Thus, male laureates are presented as serious scientists with innate brilliance, female laureates as anomalies who succeeded through hard work.
But there are few qualms about Bradford’s performance when healthy, as a quarterback with a big arm, untainted confidence and the innate ability to avoid costly interceptions.
And that was in addition to her innate sweetness and guilelessness.
But despite our innate and sometimes unrecognized optimism, gardeners also have an age-old tendency to forever 'pine' for the luxurious gardening conditions just over the border.
Her underlying aim was to explore the idea—derived from John Locke—of the newborn as a tabula rasa, whose character is determined by experience rather than innate qualities.
Walker is outspoken onstage and off, and carries herself with an innate and disarming self-assuredness — one whose ire most would seek to avoid.
Thomas, obviously, had injury issues, but his innate ability to irritate fans and teammates while obliviously playing poorly after his injury is what makes him such a strong contender for this crown.
Whether that meant basking in the exuberant glow of children or surreptitiously enjoying dessert before dinner, his innate joy manifested throughout his life.
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in one's blood;
Synonym Discussion of innate
- an innate sense of fair play
- her inborn love of nature
- inbred political loyalties
- a congenital heart murmur
- eye color is hereditary
INNATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of innate for English Language Learners
: existing from the time a person or animal is born
: existing as part of the basic nature of something
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