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  • People like you, ma’am, accustomed from infancy to lie on Down feathers, have no idea how hard a paving-stone is, without trying it.
  • You are not impulsive, you are not romantic, you are accustomed to view everything from the strong dispassionate ground of reason and calculation.
  • ’Why, my dear Louisa,’ said Mr. Gradgrind, completely recovered by this time, ’I would advise you (since you ask me) to consider this question, as you have been accustomed to consider every other question, simply as one of tangible Fact.
  • The deadly statistical recorder in the Gradgrind observatory knocked every second on the head as it was born, and buried it with his accustomed regularity.
  • ’Coketown, sir,’ said Bounderby, obstinately taking a chair, ’is not the kind of place you have been accustomed to.
  • Upon a nature long accustomed to self-suppression, thus torn and divided, the Harthouse philosophy came as a relief and justification.
  • Mr. Harthouse, as a thoroughly well-bred man, accustomed to the best society, was not to be surprised — he could as soon have been affected — but he raised his eyelids a little more, as if they were lifted by a feeble touch of wonder.
  • True, the Powlers and the Scadgerses were accustomed to splendour, ’but it is my duty to remember,’ Mrs. Sparsit was fond of observing with a lofty grace: particularly when any of the domestics were present, ’that what I was, I am no longer.

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  • In the United States we’re accustomed to forming our own opinion about the promises of advertisements and politicians.
  • Actors and politicians are accustomed to less privacy than the rest of us.

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