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She is inured to the cold.
  cause to accept or become hardened to something unpleasant
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  • She is inured to the cold.
  • Then Small God... Inured by the confirmation of his own inconsequence, he became resilient and truly indifferent.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • ( The trader misconstrued the tenor of the discourse; but the missionary, inured by years of humorless dissertations, soon put him right.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • "Wait!" shouted Milo, who’d thought of many inure questions he wanted to ask.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth

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  • They had inure or less run amuck and were darnming up rivers and flooding highways, filling pastures, even beginning to invade the cities.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • Another that he grabbed the muzzle of a stray dog and cut out its eyes just to inure himself to the suffering of other beings.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • They were inured to failure and to school.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The guards seemed to be inuring the men to this strange routine in preparation for something terrible.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I commenced by inuring my body to hardship.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • A younger son, you know, must be inured to self-denial and dependence.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice

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  • I never got inured to the jumping.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Then you want me not to let some previous conviction inure the receptivity of my mind with regard to some strange matter.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • "Hasten, Pearl, or I shall be angry with thee!" cried Hester Prynne, who, however, inured to such behaviour on the elf-child’s part at other seasons, was naturally anxious for a more seemly deportment now.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • ’By the time I have manufactured a rowing-machine out of a roasting-jack, I think your arms will be pretty well inured to the use of your oars!
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • By the same computation, they provided me with sheets, blankets, and coverlets, tolerable enough for one who had been so long inured to hardships.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • She said she was long ago inured to shocks, and insisted on having P. D. rescue me.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • And, to inure thyself to what thou art like to be, cast thy humble slough and appear fresh.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • Eleanor’s countenance was dejected, yet sedate; and its composure spoke her inured to all the gloomy objects to which they were advancing.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • Sleep-deprived, undernourished, inured by now to the routine of constant death, the boys shuffled forward.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Inured as men may be to danger, forewarned as they may be of peril, they understand, by the fluttering of the heart and the shuddering of the frame, the enormous difference between a dream and a reality, between the project and the execution.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He was inured to it.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • She inured her that Colonel Aureliano Buendia would do something to prevent the execution and promised that she would take charge of attracting Gerineldo Marquez herself when the war was over.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • She found, however, that it was one to which she must inure herself.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • But custom, combined with science—particularly science—inured me to it.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • "Will you walk this way, ma’am?" said the girl; and I followed her across a square hall with high doors all round: she ushered me into a room whose double illumination of fire and candle at first dazzled me, contrasting as it did with the darkness to which my eyes had been for two hours inured; when I could see, however, a cosy and agreeable picture presented itself to my view.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • "I do not believe him," said Aziz; he was inured to practical jokes, even of this type.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • If A, is the penny sufficient, or may he claim consequential damages in the form of additional money to represent the possible profit which might have inured from the dog, and classifiable as earned increment, that is to say, usufruct?
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • He needed to expose Seabiscuit to a similarly unruly gate horse and inure him to the sight of it.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • And so to become inured to a narrow and abstemious life in so doing.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • This discretion of conduct had inured to his credit.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • As preoccupied as I might have been at times during our marriage, I can honestly say that I have never grown inured to her beauty.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • "However, it is so sometimes, and nothing happens that we expect," he added, with the repose of a man whom misfortune had inured rather than subdued.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • They had become inured—or accustomed, at least—to the shouts of the cadre.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Rebecca’s cookery and Rebecca’s waiting, and Betsey’s eating at table without restraint, and pulling everything about as she chose, were what Fanny herself was not yet enough inured to for her often to make a tolerable meal.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • In general we have found that Tibetans, owing to their being inured to both the altitude and other conditions, are much less sensitive than outside races; they are charming people, and we have admitted many of them, but I doubt if more than a few will pass their hundredth year.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • So, too, Odette, certain of seeing him come to her in a few days, as tender and submissive as before, and plead with her for a reconciliation, became inured, was no longer afraid of displeasing him, or even of making him angry, and refused him, whenever it suited her, the favours by which he set most store.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Not that they durst without his leave attempt; But us he sends upon his high behests For state, as Sovran King; and to inure Our prompt obedience.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • By suffering her to do whatever she pleases, I have enured her to a habit of being pleased to do whatever I like.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • And I wont say ragged or even shoeless, since we have been both long enough to have grown accustomed to it, only, thank God (and this restores my faith not in human nature perhaps but at least in man) that he really does not become inured to hardship and privation: it is only the mind, the gross omnivorous carrion-heavy soul which becomes inured; the body itself, thank God, never reconciled from the old soft feel of soap and clean linen and something between the sole of the foot andů
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Only a woman came through, a woman in panic who had inured herself.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Her mustang had been inured to long and consistent travel over the desert.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • Let thy increase of power and influence inure to the King who comes.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Even Barashkoff, inured to the storms of evil fortune as he was, could not stand this last stroke.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Most of it was coming from South Africa and you could only see piles of bodies being burned so many times before you just got inured.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • To inure yourself against such a siren call, not just once but again and again—if I had not felt it myself, I would not have believed.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • So these rough outlaws, inured to all the violence and baseness of their dishonest calling, rose to the challenging courage of a slip of a girl.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • Inured as Hare had become to the smell and smart of wood-smoke, for a moment he could not see, or scarcely breathe, so thick was the atmosphere.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • They were muscular and bred over the centuries to be inured to pain, qualities that served them well as they dove into the icy waters of the North Atlantic to assist fishermen.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • The cadet felt short and overwhelmed, because he was short and overwhelmed, but he wanted to hold his own with soldiers who seemed inured to war, so he said, "I was on the Euridice."
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • He was handsome in a rugged but not-at-all-caveman way. lie did in fact have a club, which lay in the sand next to him, but it was inure like an oversized baseball bat—a five-foot-long polished cylinder of mahogany with a leather handgrip studded in bronze.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
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