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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of inure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. made tough by habitual exposure


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  • It's probably just as well that they remain inured in Seattle.

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  • I have gotten kind of inured to the prices, but that one seemed really over the top.

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  • He was thus very early in life "inured" to suffering, and must have possessed a constitution of iron to withstand thus, in boyhood, the hardships of the life of a galley-slave, which as a rule broke down the endurance of strong men in a very few years.

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  • And it said that large economic recessions - such as the current recession - affect more people, including those with little previous experience of coping with hardship, who may be at greater risk of mental health problems than others who are "inured" to financial insecurity.

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  • The point was he became "inured" to her unrealistic definition of a "relationship," inevitably capitulated and has ever since been treated like sh!

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  • My friend and her husband had become "inured" to the noise.

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  • Although they are ubiquitous in Manhattan, I am not inured to their presence.

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  • Is Michael Winterbottom merely in deep denial about what he has done with his new film, The Killer Inside Me, or is it more that, in the course of a long career, some vital part of his film-making soul has become so inured to violence that he is unable to grasp quite how abhorrent parts of his movie are?

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  • Up until now, Iraq's ruling class have been inured from the hardships ordinary Iraqis face.

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  • It's a delightful tradition, and one to which the general public has become inured, even as we rail against the adolescent viciousness of the strategy.

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