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 Meanings and Examples of ACCUSTOM
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  make psychologically or physically used (to something)
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  If we do not accustom ourselves to eating them, it is because we have better fare.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XVI
2  more trouble than it did me to accustom herself to what she terms his.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
3  She was obliged to accustom herself to disrepute, as she had accustomed herself to indigence.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
4  He was trying to accustom himself to the thought that all was over, and that he should die without having beheld "that gentleman" again.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
5  The evening came on, and with it darkness; but however profound was this darkness, my eyes began to accustom themselves to it.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 56 CAPTIVITY: THE FIFTH DAY
6  And it takes a long time to accustom Jip to his new residence, after we have bought it; whenever he goes in or out, he makes all the little bells ring, and is horribly frightened.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 43. ANOTHER RETROSPECT
7  And if you cannot, child,' here my aunt rubbed her nose, 'you must just accustom yourself to do without 'em.'
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING
8  It seemed to him something extraneous, superfluous, to which he could not accustom himself.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 7: Chapter 15
9  Agathokleya Kuzminishna soon followed him; she could not accustom herself to a dull life in the capital; she was consumed by the ennui of existence away from the regiment.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
10  Princess Mary told Pierre of her plan to become intimate with her future sister-in-law as soon as the Rostovs arrived and to try to accustom the old prince to her.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV
11  It is very sound: one can't permit the land to be pillaged and accustom the troops to marauding.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXV
12  I shall stay here for a few days longer; we must accustom ourselves to parting.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 106. Dividing the Proceeds.
13  You are aware that my plan in bringing up these girls is, not to accustom them to habits of luxury and indulgence, but to render them hardy, patient, self-denying.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
14  She was silent a moment, trying to accustom herself to the idea of Carreen as a nun.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIX
15  In another moment she would step forth into the night, and his eyes, accustomed to the obscurity, would discern her as clearly as though she stood in daylight.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In II
Example Sentence:
1  You must accustom yourself to getting up early.
2  He had to accustom himself to the cold weather.
3  He soon gets accustom to dormitory life and make two or three friend.
4  They had to accustom themselves to the hot weather.
5  It'll take time for me to accustom myself to the changes.
6  Researchers have found that kangaroos often become accustomed to these artificial sounds and took little notice of them.
7  A young lady accustomed to tuition is desirous of meeting with a situation in a private family where the children are under fourteen.
8  Someone accustomed to exercising authority may become autocratic if his or her power is unchecked.
9  The blacksmith was accustomed to the clangor of hammers on steel.
10  We are accustomed to taking cues from the outside world, filtering them, and writing our own novel inside our head.
11  This is his accustomed hour to go to bed.
12  The team has accustomed itself to the pace of first division rugby.
13  He quickly accustomed himself to this new way of life.
14  Millions of users of Amazon's Echo speakers have grown accustomed to the soothing strains of Alexa, the human-sounding virtual assistant.