ingrained ingrained  /ɪn ˈɡreɪnd/


  • (adj) (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held


  1. So ingrained are the details of the saga in living memory that it is, perhaps, pointless to summarize them.
  2. That was really ingrained in me, and I think that helped.
  3. So ingrained are the details of the saga in living memory that it is, perhaps, pointless to summarize them.


  1. 5 Dazzling Facts About Fireworks

    Fireworks have a history going back to ancient China, long before the Founding Fathers led the United States to independence. But patriotic pyrotechnics have become deeply ingrained in the American tradition, with huge annual shows planned from New York Harbor to San Francisco Bay.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! News

  2. ‘Red V. Blue’ documentary about commonwealth’s greatest rivalry

    It's ingrained in this state like bourbon, boxing, and bluegrass. Now, a documentary is coming out about the commonwealth's greatest rivalry.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: WHAS TV11 Louisville

  3. ‘Star Wars’ fans’ short film to air as national TV commercial

    The "Star Wars" saga is so ingrained in our collective consciousness that even a potato chip container is enough to spawn some hilarious and impressive fan films. A few months ago, Pringles potato chips and Lucasfilm asked fans to create an original short film set in the Star Wars universe using the snack food as [...]
    on July 1, 2013     Source: The Sideshow via Yahoo! News


  1. It will not be easy "to forge a lasting partnership between former adversaries," Obama said. "It's hard to change habits that have been ingrained in our governments for decades."
    on Jul 7, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

  2. "Moving to the States at 10 and becoming ingrained in the culture and considering myself an American — obviously, I still have that Scottish tradition and culture that I'll never forget," Holden said. "But being able to represent the...
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Stuart Holden Source: The Associated Press

  3. Mr Brown said: "We know that over time, ingrained cleanliness problems build up, especially in hard-to-reach places like ceilings and ventilation ducts, which cannot be dealt with by day-to-day cleaning. So over the next year, for the first time,...
    on Sep 23, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source:

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