innate sense

See: proclivity
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Thinks I, Queequeg, under the circumstances, this is a very civilized overture; but, the truth is, these savages have an innate sense of delicacy, say what you will; it is marvellous how essentially polite they are.
"Their innate sense of right has been violated," Maud Brewster said, joining the conversation.
We guide our children thus, at first: but we appeal, as soon as possible, to their innate sense of Right and Wrong: and, when that stage is safely past, we appeal to the highest motive of all, the desire for likeness to, and union with, the Supreme Good.
Their scheme is ancient, far beyond the memory of man or even the record of history, and has hitherto been very little modified by the innate sense of something wrong, and the dim perception of better methods, that have disquieted all the ages through which the procession has taken its march.
(by nature) may be, and however unacquainted with conventional behaviour, the chances are, that she will have quite as strong an innate sense of the decencies and proprieties of life as if she had run the gauntlet of a dozen London seasons--possibly a stronger one, for such senses have been known to blunt in this improving process.
Designer Faiza Samee stayed true to the process of hand block printing, and using her innate sense of colour, she created beautiful printed textiles.
That is the reward of having an innate sense of style, I guess, when you can get dressed without being stressed.
"He left behind a beautiful house as testament to his vision, his innate sense of style and his gift for making things happen.
This means we enter the world with an innate sense that we are more than just our physical bodies.
But in time, something of a mystery begins to develop, suggesting that Diane is driven by penance as much as an innate sense of altruism.
Looking back, the actress, who got married to Dilip Kumar in 1966, said: "I was newly married to Dilip saheb [sir] and I received the highest compliment any actor can receive when he watched the film and commended my innate sense of precise comic timing".
Finally, one cannot refer to Karl Lagerfeld without mentioning his innate sense of repartee and self-mockery." Alain Wertheimer, CEO of Chanel, said: "Thanks to his creative genius, generosity and exceptional intuition, Karl Lagerfeld was ahead of his time, which widely contributed to the House of Chanel's success throughout the world.