Usage examples for Habituated

  1. They are, however, gradually becoming more habituated to the customs of the whites, are giving some attention to agriculture, and, with the disappearance of the buffalo from their section of the country, will doubtless settle down to farming and to the practice of mechanical arts in earnest. – The Indian Question (1874) by Francis A. Walker
  2. Only the younger men, who get gradually habituated to civilised customs, will ever remain faithful to the duties they undertake. – Twice Lost by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. She had no delicacy of perception as to the reflection she cast upon her host and hostess by so brusquely condemning something to which they were habituated. – Letters to a Daughter and A Little Sermon to School Girls by Helen Ekin Starrett
  4. Hers was a nature too active, too habituated to the British virtue of self- control to submit to the languor of vain emotions. – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  5. But the French colonists had not been habituated to the use of liberty before their emigration; and they were not prepared nor permitted to enjoy it in any degree afterwards. – The Columbiad by Joel Barlow
  6. Humbled and deeply displeased, she rose from the awful chair, and then, as suddenly reseating herself, she said, with a voice and lip of the most cutting irony, " My lord chamberlain is, it seems, so habituated to lackey his king amidst the goldsmiths and grocers, that he forgets the form of language and respect of bearing which a noblewoman of repute is accustomed to consider seemly." – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  7. The defenders were without artillery, but so habituated were they to the use of the fronde that for eight months they were able to hold the city against the foe. – Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country by Francis Miltoun
  8. Habituated from youth up to motley associations, he required noise and light and laughter. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  9. In minds not habituated to accurate thinking, there is often a confused notion that the general laws are the causes of the partial ones; that the law of general gravitation, for example, causes the phenomenon of the fall of bodies to the earth. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  10. Nursed on the lap of luxury, habituated to the choicest viands, and accustomed to find every whim fulfilled, this kind of life was intolerable to him. – Julian Home by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  11. For a month we here in New York had become habituated to alarms. – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers
  12. 6. Every one should content himself with the use of those tones only that he is habituated to in speech, and to give none other to emphasis, but what he would do to the same words in discourse. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  13. By this time, moreover, the nation had become more habituated to absorbing immigrants from various nations, and the distinction between races was less accentuated after a few years' residence. – The Trade Union Woman by Alice Henry
  14. God willed to let His gifts come in this hand- to- mouth fashion, though He could have provided at once what would have obviously lasted them all their wilderness life, in order that they might be habituated to cling to Him, and that their daily bread might be doubly for their nourishment, feeding their bodies and strengthening that faith which, to them as to us, is the condition of all blessedness. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  15. She had been habituated to that restraint, which, as a woman, she was to expect in life, and early accustomed to yield. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  16. But they had habituated me to the rapid use of pen and ink, and taught me how to express myself with faculty. – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope
  17. " It is rather the custom when one gets west of Omaha to do business on Sunday, and so habituated had I become to this practice that I was rather surprised when my friend, Ward, said to me: 'Now, I'll see you on Monday morning. – Tales of the Road by Charles N. Crewdson