Usage examples for ingrained

  1. The abrupt reversal of policy was felt as a humiliation, and the ingrained mental habits engendered by the traditional policy towards Ireland yielded slowly, grudgingly, and fearfully to the proof of error in South Africa. – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  2. He's intensely polite; politeness is ingrained in his nature. – Bird of Paradise by Ada Leverson
  3. Possibly not so pure as we may think, however, and with a simplicity ingrained with some bigotry and a good deal of conceit. – Humanity in the City by E. H. Chapin
  4. In fact, the habit of allowing for the effect of perspective is so thoroughly ingrained in human beings that the child is not aware that he is making this allowance, but thinks that he draws the side of the house as he sees it. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  5. A certain coarse cleverness, a certain ingrained assurance and unconquerable self- confidence keeps them hardy. – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  6. Why should play be instinctive in its forms, showing certain complex and ingrained channels of expression, if it were merely the discharge of surplus force? – The Story of the Mind by James Mark Baldwin
  7. The blood surged hotly, in a dark flush, beneath Laurence Stanninghame's bronzed face, as he pictured the full force and passion of those parting utterances murmured into his ear instead of confided only to cold, inanimate paper; then the demon of cynicism ingrained within him came uppermost with hateful and haunting suggestions: She is safe? – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  8. Several times he gave up and floated quietly, but courage was ingrained in him; deep down beneath his consciousness was a vitality, an inherited stubborn resistance to death, of which he knew nothing. – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  9. It was a perilous study for a republican youth in whom the military instincts were as ingrained as the genius for rule. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  10. What we shall see will be an ingrained twitching or a fixed grimace. – Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic by Henri Bergson
  11. The assembly was moved to mingled admiration and astonishment, for most of the colonists would as soon have thought it a sin to work their beasts of burden as their Indians, so deeply ingrained was their belief that the natives were created to serve them. – Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings by Francis Augustus MacNutt
  12. Ages of ingrained royalistic principles were shocked and shattered by the enormity of the thing the man she loved had asked of her, and yet cold reason told her that it was the only way. – The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  13. Men came with crude English and bluntly read the dictionary and the proper rules of grammar and they were checked to see if their early bad- speech habits were corrected, and to what degree the Holden machine could be made to help repair the damage of a lifelong ingrained set of errors. – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith