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Today's Word "inhere"

To belong, as attributes or qualities on

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inhere \in-HIR\ (intransitive verb) - To be inherent; to belong, as attributes or qualities.

"The foundations of the palace, like those of the prison, inhere in the fine quality of the stone, in marble stairways, in real gold, in carvings, the rarest in the realm, the absolute power of their hosts." -- Jean Genet, 'The Thief's Journal'

 

Inhere is from Latin inhaerere, from in-, "in" + haerere, "to stick, to hang."

 

 

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