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Dec 15, 2016
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Usage examples from well-known authors

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behoof
comminute
maffick
inhere
spavined

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inhere

PRONUNCIATION:
(in-HEER)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To belong to something by its very nature; to be an inseparable part of something.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin inhaerere (to be attached), from in- (in) + haerere (to stick). Earliest documented use: 1563.

USAGE:
“As any honest magician knows, true magic inheres in the ordinary, the commonplace, the everyday, the mystery of the obvious. Only petty minds and trivial souls yearn for supernatural events, incapable of perceiving that everything -- everything! -- within and around them is pure miracle.”
Edward Abbey; Abbey’s Road; Plume; 1979.

See more usage examples of inhere in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The universe is made of stories, not of atoms. -Muriel Rukeyser, poet and activist (15 Dec 1913-1980)

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