Usage examples for inveterate

  1. Glory, he wrote, in a fine piece of French prose, is the dominant passion of kings; but their common and inveterate error is to search for it in war- that is to say, in the reciprocal misfortunes of their subjects and their neighbours. – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott
  2. The general current of ideas and feelings had now set decidedly toward the suppression of inveterate abuses, and toward constitutional reform. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  3. The young ones of the orchard oriole's nest lived up to the traditions of the family by being inveterate cry- babies, and making so much noise they could be heard far around. – A Bird-Lover in the West by Olive Thorne Miller Harriet Mann Miller
  4. This is Fire- escape Simmons, the inveterate talker, you know: Exit- in case of Simmons. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  5. The homage of these inveterate robbers raised Sargon in his own eyes and in those of his subjects. – History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 7 (of 12) by G. Maspero
  6. Man's inveterate enemy, death, shrieking its derision in the very shells of man's one inviolable right, the right to drift into eternity through the peaceful corridors of old age. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  7. " I would wait twice as long for a poem," said the inveterate bard. – Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens
  8. He had hoped that these two young men were inveterate hunters, and that they would spend their days in long tramps. – The Associate Hermits by Frank R. Stockton
  9. He got one or two hard blows, and changed Clydesdale's previous dislike into a permanent and inveterate hate. – Barren Honour: A Novel by George A. Lawrence
  10. But the habit of dissimulation was inveterate. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  11. But the thought grew inveterate: 'He could not bear much. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  12. Max, who, I regret to say, was an inveterate gambler, immediately assented, not, however, without thinking of the captain's warning. – Long Live the King by Guy Boothby
  13. Afterwards, however, she became as obnoxious to the Emperor as his inveterate enemy, Mme. – Modern Magic by Maximilian Schele de Vere
  14. Harmony or inveterate conflict was the only alternative. – The Unconstitutionality of Slavery by Lysander Spooner
  15. This Ziboza he knew fairly well as an inveterate hater of the whites, one of those moreover who had perpetually urged upon Lo Bengula the necessity of murdering all white men in his country. – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  16. With what wonderful effect you will expatiate on the patriotism which tears you away from your affianced bride, to undertake the arduous duties of a champion of the popular cause, or an inveterate enemy of the new Poor Law. – Ellen Middleton--A Tale by Georgiana Fullerton
  17. To honest opposition he yielded nothing, but was, in every sense of the character, an inveterate persecutor. – Life and Character of Richard Carlile by George Jacob Holyoake
  18. But his inveterate suspicion of me was not set at rest, even yet. – The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins