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Word: inveterate

Definition: deep-rooted; habitual; CF. grow old

Sentences Containing 'inveterate'

'In my honeymoon, too, when my most inveterate enemy might relent, one would think, and not envy me a little peace of mind and happiness.
A man of mild manners can form no idea of inveterate revenge or cruelty; nor can a selfish heart easily conceive the heights of friendship and generosity.
All this time I was blessedly forgetting one thing the fact that I was an inveterate talker in my sleep.
An inveterate Bonapartist; took an active part in the return from the Island of Elba.
But my aunt, suddenly descrying among them the young malefactor who was the donkey's guardian, and who was one of the most inveterate offenders against her, though hardly in his teens, rushed out to the scene of action, pounced upon him, captured him, dragged him, with his jacket over his head, and his heels grinding the ground, into the garden, and, calling upon Janet to fetch the constables and justices, that he might be taken, tried, and executed on the spot, held him at bay there.
But, imbued from her childhood with a brooding sense of wrong, and an inveterate hatred of a class, opportunity had developed her into a tigress.
He continued the inveterate tradition of Italian religious frescoes with work at the Cathedral of Ascoli Piceno, the church of "Madonna delle Grazie" in the city of Teramo in the region of Abruzzo and the churches of Santa Maria del Suffragio and Santo Stefano del Cacco. Cesare's style owes as much to the Italian heritage as to modern pre-raphaelite styles; in effect, his work at Sant' Emidio, named for a 4th-century saint, is striking for its faith that art could revitalize a hagiography that was waning in a secularizing Italy.
He is said to have been an inveterate gambler, and a successful one, and to have visited Monte Carlo annually.
It is only indispensable with an inveterate running whale; its grand fact and feature is the wonderful distance to which the long lance is accurately darted from a violently rocking, jerking boat, under extreme headway.
The Securitate depicted Brucan as one of several "hostile, inveterate, elements" and "the agent of foreign imperialist secret services".
This pertinacious bigotry, of which you complain, as so fatal to philosophy, is really her offspring, who, after allying with superstition, separates himself entirely from the interest of his parent, and becomes her most inveterate enemy and persecutor.
To his friend Edmund Gosse, James wrote in 1915: James was an inveterate reviser of his works, and for the edition he made extensive alterations in many of his fictions, especially earlier works like "Roderick Hudson" and "The American".
To meet the objections of some inveterate cavillers, I may as well state, that if I dined out occasionally, as I always had done, and I trust shall have opportunities to do again, it was frequently to the detriment of my domestic arrangements.
While Dodge was the sales-minded managerial type, his brother Horace was a gifted mechanic and inveterate tinkerer.

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