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Usage examples for habitual

  1. Then, with a look at his companion, he resumed his habitual indifference to all that was being said around him. – The Adventures of a Special Correspondent by Jules Verne
  2. He rose abruptly, and stood motionless and aghast; his eyes met those of Lady Westborough, who, pale and agitated, lost for the moment all her habitual self- command. – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. The habitual attitude of the Hindu is crouching upon the ground. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
  4. There was something in this so unlike their father, that what at any other time they would have hailed as a relief to his habitual abstraction now half alarmed them. – Devil's Ford by Bret Harte
  5. 16. 'To travel and trade, ' means to pursue or labour in an habitual course, exercise, or custom, as, 'Thy sin's not accidental but a trade. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  6. With her habitual modesty she assumed that it was her part of the work that had been found long and heavy. – Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern
  7. He had a trick of laughing softly through his nose, and my two sticks served to excite a sense of humour as odd as its habitual expression. – No Hero by E.W. Hornung
  8. He had recovered his habitual calm, and as I peered at him through the gloom, I was impressed anew with the tremendous intellectual force of the man. – The Devil Doctor by Sax Rohmer
  9. Roger's fear having now departed, his more habitual feelings again prevailed. – The Settlers at Home by Harriet Martineau
  10. Thus they stood, looking into each other's eyes, and in that brief glance, for all his habitual self- control, he would have been more than human had he succeeded in concealing the unbounded surprise- largely mingled with dismay- which flashed across his face. – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  11. It is evident, that since the Defects of Health are very different in different Bodies, the Preparations of them must as often vary; and that a Child subject to some habitual Disorder, cannot be prepared in the same Method with another who has a very opposite one. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
  12. This was the beginning of an attitude of mind that later became habitual with that group of freshmen. – Peggy Parsons a Hampton Freshman by Annabel Sharp
  13. He ran his fingers over his head in a habitual gesture which long since had worn a bald streak along the top. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  14. At the bottom of the jar I put a paper bag, to serve as his habitual residence. – The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre
  15. Seeing the flush on Winona's face, she softened her tone and, her habitual good humor returning, added: " If you knew her struggle- There! – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  16. However, it is added, that the adventure gave the doctor a strong habitual aversion for dogs; and I dare say, if the truth were known, fixed in the dog's mind a still stronger aversion to doctors. – Sydney Smith by George W. E. Russell
  17. A feeling will become habitual if continually indulged and expressed, and it is during adolescence that habits are permanently fixed. – Training the Teacher by A. F. Schauffler Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux Martin G. Brumbaugh Marion Lawrance
  18. And the easy sang- froid habitual to him gave place to a sadness of expression, a tired look, that ere now had made women weep. – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
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