He sat there surrounded by filth - thick ingrained dirt.
Neither is leaving furniture or fittings so ingrained with dirt and dust that they are never quite the same again and, oh yes, leaving the back yard full of rubble that the dustmen will refuse to take away.
I have not yet stopped buying the paper, as I simply find it too hard to break such an ingrained habit, but each morning I spend a little longer in the newsagent's before picking it up.
Unfortunately, we sometimes hear of neurotic behaviors and ingrained habits such as feather-picking activities being prompted by sheer boredom.
In their eyes, nothing less than a cultural revolution was needed to purge the Chinese people of some of their most ingrained habits and cherished values.
The magic is in the detail of his observation, revealing more about ingrained attitudes with a sentence than a volume of social studies.
Now at nearly 21 the habit is too ingrained to break, if asked I say nothing, I would rather people did not waste their money on me.
Materialism begins to fade and a newly awakened spirituality loosens the grip of ingrained beliefs and ideology.
Internal stains in teeth, for example tetracycline stains, are extremely resistant to bleaching because the stain is so deeply ingrained in the teeth.
It was just that when it came to getting around the city, even to the local paper shop, he had one simple, ingrained habit - reach for the car keys.