a. possessed at birth; inborn
Mozart's parents soon recognized young Wolfgang's innate talent for music.
Sentence in Classic:
Only the vicissitudes of life can show us its vanity and develop our innate love of death or of rebirth to a new life.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
When they are gone you must fall back upon your own innate strength, upon your own capacity for faithfulness.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
He distrusts his own judgment in such matters so much, that he is always unwilling to give his opinion on any picture; but he has an innate propriety and simplicity of taste, which in general direct him perfectly right.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen Context
Thinks I, Queequeg, under the circumstances, this is a very civilized overture; but, the truth is, these savages have an innate sense of delicacy, say what you will; it is marvellous how essentially polite they are.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
For through his innate stupidity the latter looks upon his revenge as justice pure and simple; while in consequence of his acute consciousness the mouse does not believe in the justice of it.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky Context
The Delawares who knew by these symptoms that the mind of their friend was not prepared for so mighty an effort of fortitude, relaxed in their attention; and, with an innate delicacy, seemed to bestow all their thoughts on the obsequies of the stranger maiden.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context