ingrained

[ in-greynd, in-greynd ]SEE DEFINITION OF ingrained
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The love of story-telling seems to be ingrained in human nature.

It is ingrained in them, they only sink from it to cover their natural instincts of infidelity.

These people have been ingrained with a firm belief in their mode of living.

The idea of the squeeze seems to be ingrained in the Chinese.

Subordination to the wills of their superiors was ingrained in their natures.

Perhaps it is no better than an ingrained and superstitious habit.

Paul had constantly to fight against an ingrained class vanity.

His face was a mass of wrinkles which showed strongly from the ingrained dirt.

The ingrained contempt of women was not so easily eradicated.

Anyhow, you've an ingrained propensity for going your own way.

WORD ORIGIN

1766, see engrain. Figurative use, of qualities, habits, etc., attested from 1851 (in ingrained). Of dyed carpets, etc., 1766, from in grain.

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