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#159441 - 05/06/06 03:52 AM inure
Logwood Offline

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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... $#@$^%!!!

Edited by Logwood (05/06/06 02:45 PM)

#159442 - 05/06/06 07:15 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.

Edited by Faldage (05/06/06 07:18 AM)

#159443 - 05/06/06 07:51 AM Re: inure
of troy Offline
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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!
my other obsession

#159444 - 05/06/06 09:01 AM Re: inure
TEd Remington Offline
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Inure Easter bonnet, with all the flower sonnet.

#159445 - 05/06/06 10:37 AM Re: inure
Jackie Offline

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

Inure = resigned?

#159446 - 05/06/06 12:25 PM Re: inure
Capital Kiwi Offline
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Ted, you are hereby sentenced to ten lashes with a wet noodle. I hope you can become inured to it.

Inure = resigned?

Well, you'd inure the noodle in two senses of the word ...
The idiot also known as Capfka ...

#159447 - 05/06/06 03:01 PM Re: inure
Logwood Offline

Registered: 07/28/05
Posts: 270
Loc: Israel
Noodles inure my senses! they really don't, though. Thanks for the input guys, gals.

#159448 - 05/06/06 03:06 PM Re: inure
Alex Williams Offline

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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 04:07 PM For the benefit of Woody
Father Steve Offline
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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 05:11 PM Re: For the benefit of Woody
Logwood Offline

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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


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