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Consistent with someone's general personality or behavior. For example, Her failure to answer the invitation was completely in character. This usage dates from the mid-1700s, as does the antonym, out of character, as in It was out of character for him to refuse the assignment.
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Words nearby in character
incessantly, incest, incestuous, inch, inch along, in character, in charge, inch by inch, in check, incher, inchmeal
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How to use in character in a sentence
He looked so downright goofy that it took my mind off Nefer-in-character for all of eight seconds.No Great Magic|Fritz Reuter Leiber
Where it does, it is temporary, hurrah-in-character, inefficient and harmful.The Boy and the Sunday School|John L. Alexander