Usage examples for habituates

  1. And is not a man reproached for flattery and meanness who subordinates the spirited animal to the unruly monster, and, for the sake of money, of which he can never have enough, habituates him in the days of his youth to be trampled in the mire, and from being a lion to become a monkey? – Plato's Republic by Plato
  2. That slavery is inconsistent with the genius of republicanism and has a tendency to destroy those principles on which it is supported, as it lessens the sense of the equal rights of mankind, and habituates us to tyranny and oppression. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  3. As a true citizen of the world, man every where habituates himself to that which surrounds him; yet fearful, as it were, of breaking the links of association that bind him to the home of his childhood, the colonist applies to some few plants in a far- distant clime the names he had been familiar with in his native land; and by the mysterious relations existing among all types of organization, the forms of exotic vegetation present themselves to his mind as nobler and more perfect developments of those he had loved in earlier days. – COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 by Alexander von Humboldt
  4. Is it fanaticism for her to believe with your Martin that " slavery lessens the sense of the equal rights of mankind, and habituates us to tyranny and oppression?" – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  5. Is, then, the exact truth of these perceived by means of the body, or is it thus, whoever among us habituates himself to reflect most deeply and accurately on each several thing about which he is considering, he will make the nearest approach to the knowledge of it? – Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates by Plato
  6. The education received at school or college is but a beginning, and is valuable mainly inasmuch as it trains the mind and habituates it to continuous application and study. – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  7. He was convinced " that the concession of constitutional government has a tendency to draw the colonists" towards England and not towards republicanism; " firstly, because it slakes that thirst for self- government which seizes on all British communities when they approach maturity; and secondly because it habituates the colonists to the working of a political mechanism which is both intrinsically superior to that of the Americans, and more unlike it than our old colonial system." – Lord Elgin by John George Bourinot