inherence

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Compare French inhérence.

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inherence (usually uncountable, plural inherences)

  1. The state of being inherent or permanently present in something; indwelling.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jeremy Taylor to this entry?)
    • 1985, Lawrence Durrell, Quinx, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 1260:
      Yes, to savour to the full the sheer inherence of things, so pure and gentle is it; if you get still enough you can hear the grass growing.

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