That it stems from an engrained sense of unworthiness and shame is something that Dunne is winningly eager to acknowledge.
And there is the dread of hell-fire—absurd and revolting, yet so engrained that no effort is able entirely to destroy it.
If posted in the van of battle, they will not desert their ranks, because endurance is engrained in them.
How engrained in the spirit of the people this sentiment became is evident, even to this day.
You are not young, and engrained habits are difficult to get rid of.
The ability to go through the breathing movements is inborn, engrained, enregistered.
Heathenism, save that which is engrained in the heart of man, had passed away.
The love of ritual, and a constitutional delight in solemnities of all kinds, was engrained in his nature.
Official corruption is engrained in the character and habits of the Spanish people.
Carts, engrained with the mud of years, were taken down to the burn, and came back blue and red.
late 14c., originally "(dye) in grain," from French phrase en graine, from graine "seed of a plant," also "cochineal" (the source of the dye was thought to be berries), thus "fast-dyed." Later associated with grain in the sense of "the fiber of a thing." Related: Engrained.