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  • v  cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate
    He was inured to the cold

  • If the baseball team continues to lose, they will inure themselves to the agony of defeat.
  • Steve is inured to the physical pain but the mental agony is however another matter.
  • Folks staying close to the airport would need a magic potion to inure them from the noise of the jets taking off in the middle of the night.

  • Ed Rendell in BusinessWeek
    Establishing this fund will require some new revenue, but the costs will be offset almost 10-1 by the cost savings that will inure to the benefit of every Pennsylvanian,Rendell said Thursday.
  • Anthony Kennedy in New York Times
    Support of any kind, Justice Kennedy said, "will ultimately inure to the benefit of a terrorist organization, and we have a governmental interest in not allowing that."
  • Fred Wertheimer in Washington Post
    What these scandals are revolving around is a way of life that does not appear to be Hastert's way of life,Wertheimer said. "That may be the principal reason why this scandal does not inure to him."

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