Definitions of Habituating

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Usage examples for Habituating

  1. A third ordinance or Rhetra was, that they should not make war often, or long, with the same enemy, lest that they should train and instruct them in war, by habituating them to defend themselves. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. I have taken infinite pains with these reports, habituating myself always to write them in the form in which they should be sent,- without a copy. – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope
  3. Habituating the mind to the fighting game is what makes our sailors, soldiers, and marines do the right thing almost automatically in crises; and this almost automatically correct action makes for the greater safety of shipmates or comrades in time of peril. – The U-boat hunters by James B. Connolly
  4. Though their main innovation, the employment of rhyme, did not prevail, and though their changes in technic were rejected by many later Restoration dramatists, yet they were a powerful force in habituating the theatre to the structure and methods of French tragedy and in promoting the triumph of these methods in the next century. – Tragedy by Ashley H. Thorndike
  5. If such assemblies are called to a nominal share in the exercise of such power, in order to screen, under general participation, the guilt of desperate measures, it tends only the more deeply to corrupt the deliberative character of those assemblies, in training them to blind obedience, in habituating them to proceed upon grounds of fact with which they can rarely be sufficiently acquainted, and in rendering them executive instruments of designs the bottom of which they cannot possibly fathom. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  6. " Mother," she said, in the new style of address to which she was habituating Mrs. Kenton, after having so long called her momma, " I am not going with you." – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  7. He would go into public without shoes and tunic after dinner, not seeking for reputation by the strangeness of the practice, but habituating himself to be ashamed only of what was shameful, and to despise everything else as indifferent. – Plutarch's Lives Volume III. by Plutarch
  8. It was Tartarin of Tarascon, habituating himself to hear without emotion the roarings of the lion in the sombre night. – Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet
  9. And like many drugs of its type, salt is a habituating drug. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon