Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of entrench.

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  • adjective dug in
  • adjective established firmly and securely

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Kenneth N. Luongo, president of the Partnership for Global Security, worried that the conference - the first of its kind - might prove to be long on hype and short on action, given what he called entrenched bureaucratic and technocratic interests and differing views on the urgency of the threat of nuclear terrorism.

    KOLO - HomePage - Headlines

  • Kenneth N. Luongo, president of the Partnership for Global Security, worried that the conference - the first of its kind - might prove to be long on hype and short on action, given what he called entrenched bureaucratic and technocratic interests and differing views on the urgency of the threat of nuclear terrorism.

    The News Tribune - Tacoma - - HOMEPAGE

  • The question then is whether the date will be enough to satisfy the protesters who remain entrenched in their fortified encampment, despite mounting refuse and the start of monsoon rains.

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Thursday, May 6, 2010

  • The last few spots of the loop where I'm entrenched is not ideal.

    Mutiny

  • The law-and-order society does form pressures that produce certain entrenched attitudes.

    New BSC Review Column

  • One side — composed primarily of those who have learned that flattering the wealthy and entrenched is a good-paying gig — rarely acknowledges the SEC possesses a mission.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The SEC Split Over Goldman

  • The commission's first three-year review, How Fair is Britain, shows that while some inequalities remain entrenched, new challenges are emerging as the country's population becomes older and more ethnically and religiously diverse.

    'How Fair is Britain' report shows that for UK, race is still the issue

  • One side — composed primarily of those who have learned that flattering the wealthy and entrenched is a good-paying gig — rarely acknowledges the SEC possesses a mission.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The SEC Split Over Goldman

  • Speed Racer, The Fountain, and The Black Dahlia are all films that piqued my interest when I first heard of them, but now remain entrenched at the bottom of my Netflix queue ever since they critically bombed at the B.O. But your list gives me hope, maybe these films will live up to my initial expectations.

    Top 10 Overlooked Movies of the Last Five Years » Scene-Stealers

  • How entrenched is the New York Times in the left-right paradigm if Sarah Wheaton is calling libertarians “right-leaning” and Glen Greenwald a “liberal”?

    Stung By FISA, Group to Drop Money Bomb - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

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  • I found this word in the sports Illustrated. The players learned it so well it was entrenched in them for the games. By James Deil

    October 28, 2010