The most ridiculous character in Pay Any Price may be Dennis Montgomery, who is described as an inveterate gambler and swindler.
As an inveterate art-fair visitor, I have become obsessed by what kind of footwear to bring.
An inveterate networker, he managed to get Tennessee Williams as the chief signatory on one letter-writing campaign.
In fact, the moderate social-democrat Hollande is an inveterate consensus-builder, not a Sarkozy-style bull in a china shop.
The inveterate self-promoter readily understood that all publicity is good publicity.
The stationmaster imparted the information to his wife; and that lady, an inveterate gossip, spread the news far and wide.
Yet his inveterate surliness the rascal could not wholly conquer.
An inveterate gambler, but a great sportsman, no one could have been more loyal to his Company than Jock.
She seems so inveterate too; she'll not give you up, very probably.
Austria, on the other hand, had been an old and inveterate rival of France in the race for territorial extension.
inveterate in·vet·er·ate (ĭn-vět'ər-ĭt)
Firmly and long established; deep-rooted.
Persisting in an ingrained habit; habitual.