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
There's a direct reference to the idea that language is innate, inside of us.
Swedes, of course, have an innate knack for nest feathering, and any first-time visitor to Stockholm should come prepared for the scope and richness of the housewares-shopping experience (i.e., bring an empty suitcase).
Each episode will take us across the globe with Freeman to meet resilient individuals who, through their own powerful stories, teach us about the innate forces at work in each of us.
One can feel the director's intimacy with his subject as well as his innate curiosity about bodies at rest.
Blend these energies by using your innate artistry to give back to the community.
As the independence voted showed, Catalonia is now split into groups that hold drastically different views on the region's innate separateness from Spain.
For example, a child with an inattentive parent may learn to suppress their innate proclivity toward bonding in order to prevent heartache and feelings of rejection.
Schieffer: Johnson had this innate sense of command.
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Synonymsbuilt-in, constitutional, constitutive, essential, hardwired, immanent, inborn, inbred, indigenous, ingrain, ingrained (also engrained), inherent, integral, intrinsic, native, natural
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
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
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