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For example, a newborn mouse has an inborn fear of foxes, even if it is the descendant of many generations of lab mice with no exposure to foxes at all.
In fact, all tests are achievement tests—they reveal not inborn ability but the skills a person has acquired up to that point.
All tests are achievement tests—they reveal not inborn ability but the skills a person has acquired up to that point.
These were proofs, had any been needed, of her inborn delight in life and her own loveliness.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
It is the proving that bends the back, tries the patience, strains to the utmost the man's inborn Instinct of the Metal.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White
Freedom of will would then have to be acknowledged even in inanimate things; for even fire acts according to its inborn nature.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
Those dancing clear blue eyes betrayed the inborn love of a high-spirited nature.The Dreadnought of the Air|Percy F. Westerman
You may say that a girl of such a family cannot help being cultivated: culture is inborn.Girls and Women|Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}