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#159441 - 05/06/06 07:52 AM inure  
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Hola!


So... inure. This multi-defined word means:

v. accustom; strengthen; put to use; be useful

I was wondering about the usage... as I never seen it being used before, even though it's a synonym to rather common words.

Edit; typo... $#@$^%!!!

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#159442 - 05/06/06 11:15 AM Re: inure  
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I've seen it in the accustom sense. Usually in the phrase "become inured to " Usually it has more of a "deadening" connotation. To grow accustomed to something might mean that you've grown to like it or feel comfortable with it, but "inured" more means that it doesn't bother you so much any more.

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#159443 - 05/06/06 11:51 AM Re: inure  
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but its also easy to read as streghtened..

his constant low humming used to be a source of aggrivation, but i am inured to to it now..

(its not just i doesn't bother me, or that i have become accustom, its i am a stronger person, i have learned to to not let it bother me..)

its a very common word in the NYTimes crosswords (or so its seems to me) and i have learned its many meaning from clues!

#159444 - 05/06/06 01:01 PM Re: inure  
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Inure Easter bonnet, with all the flower sonnet.


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#159445 - 05/06/06 02:37 PM Re: inure  
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Ted, you are hereby sentenced to ten lashes with a wet noodle. I hope you can become inured to it.
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Inure = resigned?

#159446 - 05/06/06 04:25 PM Re: inure  
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Quote:

Ted, you are hereby sentenced to ten lashes with a wet noodle. I hope you can become inured to it.
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Inure = resigned?




Well, you'd inure the noodle in two senses of the word ...


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#159447 - 05/06/06 07:01 PM Re: inure  
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Noodles inure my senses! they really don't, though. Thanks for the input guys, gals.

#159448 - 05/06/06 07:06 PM Re: inure  
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I have only seen it used in the context of growing indifferent to something unpleasant, such as "...soldiers who are inured to suffering." I don't think I've ever seen it used to mean growing indifferent to something positive, such as "He had worked in the bakery so long that he had become inured to the smell of fresh baked bread."

#159449 - 05/06/06 08:07 PM For the benefit of Woody  
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The phrase "inure to the benefit" is frequently used in law to mean "to take effect, to come to, to result in, to be applied to or to serve.

#159450 - 05/06/06 09:11 PM Re: For the benefit of Woody  
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What would I do without you, Father Steve? god help me, I don't know.

Just one thing....


Australian Slang

Woody (also Woodie)

1. (car sales) one who is easily duped; a naive customer; one who gives in easily in the bargaining; 2. erect penis

WHAT?

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