I couldn't stop a habit so long engrained.
The new power which now rose, to the first rank, created by Philip of Macedon, bad no engrained tendency inimical to the Persian.
But the practice had been engrained in Hindu opinion by the authority of centuries, and had acquired the sanctity of a religious rite.
From the further use of "grain" for the texture of substances, such as wood, meat, &c., "engrained" or "ingrained" means ineradicable, impregnated, dyed through and through.
In these traits are engrained the general conditions of history and culture, under which the Iranians lived: on the one hand, the contrast between Iranian and Turanian; on the other, the dominating position of Babylon, which influenced most strongly the civilization and religion of Iran.
These are attitudes engrained in many sections of Indian society.
The habit of telling the " illiterate peasant " what to do is still too deeply engrained.
English is so strong and it becomes so engrained that often many people just decide not to speak Gaelic later.
engrained in British culture - yet few of these participation sports get regular TV exposure.
engrained in the psyche, as if it is part of the very fabric of the subcontinent.
engrained in the general public 's prejudice?
Can the 'crew' who thinks they are a tribe rather than a ship's crew overcome their own upbringing and engrained beliefs when it is necessary to save the ship?
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