inhære

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inhære (third-person singular simple present inhæres, present participle inhæring, simple past and past participle inhæred)

  1. obsolete spelling of inhere
    • a. 1690, John Locke (author) and P.H. Nidditch (editor), Draft A of Locke’s Essay Concerning Human Understanding, pages 129–130:
      Hence it comes to passe that we have noe Ideas nor notion of the essence of matter, but it lies wholy in the darke. Because when we talke of or thinke on those things which | we call material substances as man horse stone the Idea we have of either of them is but the complication or collection of those particular simple Ideas of sensible qualitys which we use to finde united in the thing cald horse or stone (as I shall hereafter shew more at large) & which are the immediate objects of our sense which because we cannot apprehend how they should subsist alone or one in an other we suppose they subsist & are united in some fit & common subject, which being as we suppose the support of those sensible qualitys we call substance or matter, though it be certeine we have noe other Idea of that matter or substan⟨c⟩e but what we have barely of those sensible qualitys supposed to inhære in it.

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