Definitions of habit

  1.   excessive use of drugs
  2.   put a habit on
  3.   a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair long use had hardened him to it
  4.   a distinctive attire as the costume of a religious order
  5.   an established custom it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening
  6.   religion a distinctive attire as the costume of a religious order
  7.   To inhabit
  8.   The usual condition or state of a person or thing either natural or acquired regarded as something had possessed and firmly retained as a religious habit his habit is morose elms have a spreading habit esp physical temperament or constitution as a full habit of body
  9.   The general appearance and manner of life of a living organism
  10.   Fixed or established custom ordinary course of conduct practice usage hence prominently the involuntary tendency or aptitude to perform certain actions which is acquired by their frequent repetition as habit is second nature also peculiar ways of acting characteristic forms of behavior
  11.   Outward appearance attire dress hence a garment esp a closely fitting garment or dress worn by ladies as a riding habit
  12.   To dress to clothe to array
  13.   Acquired or learned responses which are regularly manifested
  14.   The ordinary course of conduct general condition or tendency disposition established custom dress a woman's riding dress the distinctive dress worn by members of a religious order
  15.   To dress furnish with a garb
  16.   1 A practice or custom established by frequent repetition of the same act 2 Habitus
  17.   Accustomed practice constitution condition
  18.   Ordinary course of conduct tendency to perform certain actions general condition or tendency as of the body pracitce custom outward appearance dress a garment esp a tight fitting dress with a skirt worn by ladies on horseback
  19.   To dress pr p habiting pa p habited
  20.   To dress to array
  21.   Ordinary state acquired tendency custom dress a garment
  22.   To dress
  23.   An acquired tendency toward the repetition of an act or thought habitual course of action or conduct
  24.   Habitual condition temperament
  25.   An outer garment costume a woman's dress for horse backriding
  26.   Ordinary condition or state a tendency or aptitude acquired by custom or frequent repetition practice custom ordinary manner dress lady's riding dress general appearance
  27.   To accustom to habituate Obs Chapman
  28.   Dress the particular state of the body a coat with a long skirt worn by ladies on horseback the tendency to any action or practice occasioned by custom or frequent repetition manner way in bot the general external appearance of a plant

Quotes of habit

  1. Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit – Henry Adams
  2. We are what we repeatedly do Excellence then is not an act but a habit – Aristotle
  3. My own nature hovers between neurotic and paranoid I've developed the habit of mentally listing things that make me optimistic about the future I do it every day – Martha Beck
  4. We have seen from experience that if we are in the habit of walking regularly on the same road we are able to think about other things while walking without paying attention to our steps – Vinoba Bhave
  5. Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world for each one thinks he is so well -endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have – Rene Descartes
  6. Cigarettes are not a part of human behaviour they are a habit – Joe Eszterhas
  7. Make it your habit not to be critical about small things – Edward Everett Hale
  8. Your desired behavior must become just as much a habit as your undesired behavior was before – Mike Hawkins
  9. I made a habit always to hear the Indians and although they very often lie to me I do not show them any displeasure for it for I do not believe them and I do not decide anything until I have found out the truth – Antonio de Mendoza
  10. It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious he learned the habit from Nature – Christopher Morley
  11. How people keep correcting us when we are young There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life – Jack Nicklaus
  12. In a sense it might even be said that our failure is to form habits for after all habit is relative to a stereotyped world and meantime it is only the roughness of the eye that makes two persons things situations seem alike – Walter Pater
  13. The essence of belief is the establishment of a habit and different beliefs are distinguished by the different modes of action to which they give rise – Charles Sanders Peirce
  14. Names once they are in common use quickly become mere sounds their etymology being buried like so many of the earth's marvels beneath the dust of habit – Salman Rushdie
  15. When you do the wrong thing knowing it is wrong you do so because you haven't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively – W. Clement Stone

Usage examples for habit

  1. “ Mr Siward I am afraid this is becoming a habit with you – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  2. It is a poor habit – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  3. Oh it's just a habit – The Star Lord by Boyd Ellanby
  4. I'm a creature of habit – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  5. He started up but long habit stopped him almost as soon as he moved – The Wealth of Echindul by Noel Miller Loomis
  6. “ Bobby remembered that it had been old Blackburn's habit to keep it closed – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  7. Yes by force of habit I am still carrying my pocket case – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  8. He and Miss Hamilton had pushed on ahead of them into the Bush which was a thing they had fallen into the habit of doing – The Greater Power by Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
  9. He shook hands with the Senior Second which also was his habit and he smiled too but rather grimly – Love Stories by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  10. She did not offer to show it as had been her habit in the old days ” – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith
  11. It is the habit of my people he answered – Afar in the Forest by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. “ I got them to make people laugh people that are not in the habit of laughing – The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  13. She had the habit of the girl she respected her she even loved her – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  14. Then he told her of his marriage something he had never in all his life spoken of to any one in that manner but the force of sweet and early habit was upon him he could talk to Mrs Temple about the young creature so much loved and so long dead – Throckmorton by Molly Elliot Seawell
  15. But he was in reality only getting ready to say something and it was his habit to say something else while doing so – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  16. Aunt Bessie only means that speaking that way is rather a bad habit to get into – Sunny Boy in the Country by Ramy Allison White
  17. It is the Briton's habit so to do – The First Hundred Thousand by Ian Hay
  18. Where did you catch that horrible habit – Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington
  19. “ I am not in the habit of giving a second chance to any man – The Unwilling Vestal by Edward Lucas White
  20. She held the skirt of her habit closer as if to avoid all contact – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson

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