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habit
 n.  established disposition of the mind or character; distinctive dress, especially of a religious order
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  From long habit the train of thoughts ran so swiftly through my mind, that I arrived at the conclusion without being conscious of intermediate steps.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  He continued to walk up and down the room with his head sunk on his chest and his brows drawn down, as was his habit when lost in thought.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
3  If he could but once set eyes on him, he thought the mystery would lighten and perhaps roll altogether away, as was the habit of mysterious things when well examined.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE
4  It was, at least, a ticklish decision that he had to make; and self-reliant as he was by habit, he began to cherish a longing for advice.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER INCIDENT OF THE LETTER
5  Since you have been in the habit of visiting here, he has wanted in one sum as much as a hundred pounds.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
6  She reclined, propped up, from mere habit, on a couch: as nearly in her old usual attitude, as anything so helpless could be kept in.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
7  In virtue thereof, it had become her habit to assume a woful look, which woful look she now bestowed upon her patron.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII
8  His countenance bore as little the marks of self-denial, as his habit indicated contempt of worldly splendour.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
9  This excuse she stated before a great council of the clergy of England, as the sole reason for her having taken the religious habit.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
10  We have the habit of each other.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
11  And habit, to my thinking, is more vital than any occasional excitement.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
12  But her love was somehow only an excursion from her marriage with Clifford; the long, slow habit of intimacy, formed through years of suffering and patience.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
13  It is really only the mechanism of the re-assumed habit.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
14  Their marriage, their integrated life based on a habit of intimacy, that he talked about: there were days when it all became utterly blank and nothing.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
15  For Connie had got into the habit of sitting still by the fire, pretending to read; or to sew feebly, and hardly going out at all.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 8
Example Sentence: (55 in 4 pages)
1  After his divorce he reverted to his old habit of drinking.
2  Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step a time.
3  Love is an art of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
4  We strongly advise you to rid yourself of the bad habit of smoking.
5  I've got into the habit of turning on the TV as soon as I get home.
6  I'm trying to break the habit of staying up too late.
7  It is not easy to break off a bad habit.
8  Regular exercise is a good habit for kids to develop.
9  Washing up before dinner is a good habit.
10  Unable to defeat him by logical discussion, she fell back on her old habit of criticizing his speech.
11  Advertising is a potent force in showing smoking as a socially acceptable habit.
12  Life has a nasty habit of repeating itself.
13  We've fallen into the habit of getting up late on Saturday mornings.
14  Law is the crystallizaton of the habit and thought of society.
15  A casual drug user has an ice cream habit and a champ is some one who refuses to reveal their supplier.