innate

Definition: inborn, native, inherent

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The New Magdalen - By Wilkie Collins
...Pale and sad, her expression and manner both eloquently suggestive of suppressed suffering and sorrow, there was an innate nobility in the carriage of this woman 's head, an innate grandeur in...
Vivian Grey - By Benjamin Disraeli
...As philanthropists and admirers of our species, my dear sir, these are gratifying results; they satisfactorily demonstrate that mankind have no innate desire for scandal, calumny, and backbiting; it only proves that they have an innate desire to be gulled and deceived . "...
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...Genius is an appellation accorded on separate and distinct grounds, even in the innate sense, to superiority admitting no comparison--say Milton 's ....
The Scarlet Letter - By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Joseph Hatton
...Pearl 's inevitable tendency to hover about the enigma of the scarlet letter seemed an innate quality of her being ....
Treasure Island - By Robert Louis Stevenson
...Again, the tale had to depend for its main interest on bare incident, and this requisite not only acted salutarily on the style, but kept down Stevenson 's innate tendency to moralizing and to playing with character delineation ....
Jane Eyre - By Charlotte Bront
...Many showed themselves obliging, and amiable too; and I discovered amongst them not a few examples of natural politeness, and innate self-respect, as well as of excellent capacity, that won both my good-will and my admiration ....
Wuthering Heights - By Emily Bront
...Unless that light and freshness are innate and self-sustained, the drear prospect of a Yorkshire moor will be found as barren of poetic as of agricultural interest ....
A Tale of Two Cities - By Charles Dickens, Edward Chauncey Baldwin
...innate fondness for stage effects, which showed itself also in his dress and manner, and which contributed in no small degree to his success as an actor and as a reader ....
The Age of Innocence - By Edith Wharton
...Her innate dig-l nity would always keep her from making the gift V--abjectly; and a day might even come -LRB- as it once had -RRB- when she would find strength to take it altogether back if she thought she were doing it for his own good ....
Sense and Sensibility - By Jane Austen
...He distrusts his own judgment in such matters so much, that he is always unwilling to give his opinion on any picture; but he has an innate propriety and simplicity of taste, which in general direct him perfectly right . "...
The count of Monte-Cristo - By Alexandre Dumas
...They knew full well that this fugitive must be a bandit : but there is an innate sympathy between the Roman brigand and the Roman peasant, and the latter is always ready to aid the former ....
Northanger Abbey and Persuasion - By Jane Austen
...But your mind is warped by an innate principle of general integrity, and therefore not accessible to the cool reasonings of family partiality, or a desire of revenge . "...
The Last of the Mohicans - By James Fenimore Cooper
...The Delawares, who knew by these symptoms that the mind of their friend was not prepared for so mighty an effort of fortitude, relaxed in their attention; and, with an innate delicacy, seemed to bestow all their thoughts on the obsequies of the stranger maiden ....
Mansfield Park - By Jane Austen, R. Brimley Johnson
...Susan, who had an innate taste for the genteel and well-appointed, was eager to hear, and Fanny could not but indulge herself in dwelling on so beloved a theme ....
The Age of Innocence - By Edith Wharton, Philip M. Parker
...Archer had always been inclined to think that chance and circumstance played a small part in shaping people 's lots compared with their innate ten-3ency to have things happen to them ....
As You Like it - By William Shakespeare, Samuel Thurber, Louise Wetherbee
...And on the same principle her occasional freedoms of speech serve to deepen our sense of her innate delicacy; they being manifestly intended as a part of her disguise, and springing from the feeling that it is far less indelicate to go a little out of her character in order to prevent any suspicion of her sex, than it would be to hazard such a suspicion by keeping strictly within her character ....