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used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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of a quality:  present at birth; or arising from within rather than having been learned or acquired
  • 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.
    p. 160.1
innate = arising from within

(editor's note:  This takes place when Calpurnia took Scout and Jem to her church. She handed each of them a dime that they could give to the church when the offering plate was passed. Scout and Jem had each brought a dime for that purpose, so this describes Jem thinking about whether he should allow Calpurnia to provide his offering.)
  • [explaining why she had been cussing]  I was proceeding on the dim theory, aside from the innate attractiveness of such words, that if Atticus discovered I had picked them up at school he wouldn't make me go.
    p. 104.9
innate = arising from their nature
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