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A.Word.A.Day--bred-in-the-bone

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bred-in-the-bone (bred-in-thuh-BOAN) adjective

1. Deeply instilled; firmly established.

2. Persistent; habitual.

"Typical of Rosanna's bred-in-the-bone bohemianism, though, she doesn't seem to care that the spotlight has shifted." Seipp, Catherine, Arquette act. (sisters Patricia and Rosanna Arquette), Harper's Bazaar, 1 Aug 1994.

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