10/31/11

Inure

I inure you to sit when I ring a bell...

... you are not a dog... what are you?

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A diner.  I ring the bell when it's dinner time...
... so you've learned to come and sit at the dinner table when you hear it ring.




Inure

v. t.

To apply in use; to train; to discipline; to use or accustom till use gives little or no pain or inconvenience; to harden; to habituate; to practice habitually.

´To inure our prompt obedience.´ Milton.

"He did inure them to speak little." ~ Sir T. North.

"Inured and exercised in learning." ~ Robynson (More’s Utopia).

"The poor, inured to drudgery and distress." Cowper.

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