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Definition existing as an inseparable part or characteristic
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes the inherent dignity of each person.
inherent = existing as an inseparable part or characteristic
  • We discovered shortcomings inherent in our first approach.
  • Risk is an inherent part of creativity.
  • She purchased a wide variety of stocks to minimize the inherent investment risk.
  • Under our constitution, all political power is inherent in the people.
  • As a representation of reality, there are inherent weaknesses in any art, but art excels at highlighting essence.
  • Morrie believed in the inherent good of people.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • inherent = natural (inseparable characteristic)
  • The rationalists had always held that the ability to distinguish between right and wrong is inherent in human reason.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • inherent = existing as an inseparable characteristic
  • all stable things had become shadowy paradoxical ... inherent themselves with the denial of the significance they should have affirmed
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • inherent = existing as an inseparable characteristic
  • It is inherently unpredictable, just as the weather is.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • inherently = naturally (existing as an inseparable part or characteristic)
  • There's an inherent flaw in the plan that both Gale and I were too blind to see.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • inherent = existing as an inseparable part or characteristic
  • with a strength inherent in spider webs
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • inherent = existing as an inseparable part or characteristic
  • Just because you make horrendous and destructive choices does not mean you deserve less respect for what you inherently are—the pinnacle of my Creation and the center of my affection.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • inherently = existing as an inseparable characteristic
  • The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • inherent = existing as an inseparable characteristic
  • Maybe it is because the boy is my brother and I am blind to some things, but I do not believe, not for one minute, that he is cruel, that he is inherently mean, the way that my daddy could be.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • inherently = in a manner that exists as an inseparable part or characteristic
  • "How can you put a price on art?" – or education, health, music, etc. The fundamental fallacy underlying this question is the belief that prices are simply "put" on things. So long as art, education, health, music, and thousands of other things all require time, effort, and material resources, the costs of these inputs are the prices that are inherent.
    Thomas Sowell  --  Basic Economics:  A Citizen's Guide to the Economy
  • "And then he saw the three of us—and realized for the first time that just because he is half immortal, it doesn't mean he is inherently evil.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • There are inherent limits, however, on how much this thriving new movement can achieve.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Biographical historians and historians of separate nations understand this force as a power inherent in heroes and rulers.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • What had evil, drink, blood, to do with the real inherent nobility of this splendid specimen of Western hardihood?
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest

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