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inure

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Definition cause to become untroubled by something unpleasant due to prior exposure to it

Less commonly, in law, inure can mean that something takes effect.
  • The culture creates children inured to violence and gore.
inured = hardened (untroubled by something because one is so accustomed to it)
  • She has suffered so much misfortune already, she is inured to loss that would devastate others.
  • inured = hardened (untroubled by something because one is so accustomed to it)
  • I thought I was inured to her insults, but found myself crying as I drove home.
  • inured = hardened (untroubled by something because one is so accustomed to it)
  • She is inured to the cold.
  • inured = untroubled by something because one is so accustomed to it
  • Inured as I was to sick beds and death, this suspense grew and grew upon me.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • inured = untroubled by something because one is so accustomed to it
  • Then Small God... Inured by the confirmation of his own inconsequence, he became resilient and truly indifferent.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • inured = so accustomed to something unpleasant, that it is no longer troubling
  • 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
  • inure = harden
  • Her mustang had been inured to long and consistent travel over the desert.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • Only a woman came through, a woman in panic who had inured herself.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • 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
  • "Wait!" shouted Milo, who'd thought of many inure questions he wanted to ask.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • "I do not believe him," said Aziz; he was inured to practical jokes, even of this type.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • The guards seemed to be inuring the men to this strange routine in preparation for something terrible.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Let thy increase of power and influence inure to the King who comes.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • "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
  • 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

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