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Definition of a quality:  present at birth; or arising from within rather than having been learned or acquired
  • She has an innate musical talent that cannot be taught.
innate = present at birth
  • People have an innate capacity for evil as well as for good.
  • innate = present at birth
  • ...the closer psychologists look at the careers of the gifted, the smaller the role innate talent seems to play and the bigger the role preparation seems to play.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • innate = a quality present at birth or arising from within rather than having been learned or acquired
  • But we also have an innate power of reason.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • innate = present at birth
  • So he is under no illusions as to the innate refinement of women; but all the more reason to safeguard the purity of those still pure.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • innate = of a quality:  present at birth; or arising from within rather than having been learned or acquired
  • What I saw that morning persuaded me that the scrivener was the victim of an innate and incurable disorder.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • innate = of a quality:  present at birth; or arising from within rather than having been acquired
  • How much of my delight in all beautiful things is innate, and how much is due to her influence, I can never tell.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • innate = naturally a part of me (present at birth)
  • I was restrained and hampered by my innate sense of justice.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • innate = inner and inseparable
  • I believe in our innate potential for brutality.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • innate = of a quality:  present at birth or existing as an inseparable part of something greater
  • By feeling that one has some innate superiority—it may be wealth, or rank, a straight nose, or...
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • innate = present at birth or existing as a quality inseparable
  • This unsophisticated girl did it by an innate perceptiveness that was almost genius.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • innate = present at birth; or arising from within rather than having been learned or acquired
  • And what better time to explore what's natural and innate and waiting to emerge than in springtime, the season so suited to adolescence.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • innate = present at birth
  • ...full of innate sympathy...quickness to perceive good in others...vision of the brotherhood of man.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • innate = an inseparable part (of her)
  • Once, words had rendered Liesel useless, but now, when she sat on the floor, with the mayor's wife at her husband's desk, she felt an innate sense of power.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • innate = inherent (coming from within her; something that had become an inseparable part of her)
  • Jem's face showed brief indecision on the ethics of withholding his own dime, but his innate courtesy won and he shifted his dime to his pocket.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • innate = arising from within
  • And Redd would have been queen—she would have ruled with all the innate power she possessed—if not for the presumption of her sister.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • innate = of a quality:  present at birth; or arising from within rather than having been learned or acquired
  • They innately understand what we do.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • innately = naturally (from within, not requiring explanation)
  • intellectual convictions which you, in your unexampled honesty of soul, accept unquestionably as also innate and natural and true.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • innate = existing as an inseparable part of something greater
  • he is a man that does not believe in innate ideas
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • innate = present at birth or existing as an inseparable part of being human
  • When they are gone you must fall back upon your own innate strength, upon your own capacity for faithfulness.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
innate = of a quality:  present at birth or existing as an inseparable part of something greater

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