How unconsciously many habitual actions are performed, indeed not rarely in direct opposition to our conscious will.
Charles Darwin -- The Origin of Species
Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day.
Luke 16:19 (NASB)
The Maycomb County High School principal was a Mr. Charles Tuffett, who to compensate for his name, habitually wore an expression that made him resemble the Indian on a five-cent piece.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
As if that scrawl was the result of great discipline, as if at the age of thirty or so she had been blasted, forgotten how to write, lost the use of a habitual style and forced herself to cope with a new dark unknown alphabet.
Michael Ondaatje -- Running in the Family
She mocked the loving care he gave to the sheet of blond hair that fell over his forehead, and she referred to him habitually as "the Prince of Roland Park."
Anne Tayler -- A Spool of Blue Thread
April rain falls slantwise through the billboard’s spotlights and Volkheimer’s television flickers blue and he ducks habitually as he passes through the doorway between his kitchen and the main room.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
What still amazes is the handwriting: not the placid, diligently legible schoolboy script I habitually used, but a savage scurrying scrawl indicating the breakneck speed of distraught emotions.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
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The judge sat in his habitual pose, his head sunk down into his neck.
Agatha Christie -- And Then There Were None
Do you habitually have a sensitive stomach, Beatrice?
Veronica Roth -- Divergent
We don’t habitually get captured.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
It nestled in the darkness inside a leather satchel which Ford Prefect habitually wore slung around his neck.
Douglas Adams -- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
It happened again just as they were passing one another: it was only a twitch, a quiver, rapid as the clicking of a camera shutter, but obviously habitual.
George Orwell -- 1984
As he told us the old tale his blue eyes would lighten and darken; his laugh was sudden and happy; he habitually pulled at a cowlick in the center of his forehead.
Harper Lee -- To Kill a Mockingbird
As if to compensate for all this watching, Nathan habitually overlooked me.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
Many could not read, which was a serious impediment now that I habitually read to Suleiman late in the afternoons.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
The only surgeon was one who combined the occasional exercise of that noble art with the daily and habitual flourish of a razor.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Scarlet Letter
Guitar, a habitual street roamer, believed he knew every public thing going on in the city.
Toni Morrison -- Song of Solomon
And as he said this, the "eye severe" of the magistrate had lost nothing of its habitual arrogance.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
Mr. Heathcliff followed, his accidental merriment expiring quickly in his habitual moroseness.
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
To minimize the evidence found on him when the police habitually came his way, he set up loot-stashing sites around town, including a three-seater cave that he dug in a nearby forest.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
And, for the same reason, she habitually kept her windows closed.
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
I am bound to say that in all the accounts which you have been so good as to give of my own small achievements you have habitually underrated your own abilities.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Hound of the Baskervilles
Dr. Stanpole was not patrolling the corridor as he habitually did when he was not busy, so I sat down on a bench amid the medical smells and waited.
John Knowles -- A Separate Peace
"At the North!" said St. Clare, with a sudden change of expression, and resuming something of his habitual careless tone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
They were new and beautiful, and the color bearer habitually oiled the pole.
Stephen Crane -- The Red Badge of Courage
They extended this privacy veil habitually, as a matter of course, but even so they could see this man meant something to this woman.
Alice Sebold -- The Lovely Bones
"I don’t wish to make a display of my feelings, but I have habitually thought of you more in the night than I am quite equal to."
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
When her key rattled the door, Mr. Freeman would have already asked his habitual question, "Hey, Bibbi, have a good time?"
Maya Angelou -- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
He gorged himself habitually at table, which made him bilious, and gave him a dim and bleared eye and flabby cheeks.
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
Eragon soon mastered the ability, and as the motion became habitual, his mind was freed to daydream.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
The Italian’s face instantly changed and assumed an offensively affected, sugary expression, evidently habitual to him when conversing with women.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
His reserve had been always excessive and habitual.
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Fall of the House of Usher
As her young brown head detached itself against the patch-work cushion that habitually framed his wife’s gaunt countenance, Ethan had a momentary shock.
Edith Wharton -- Ethan Frome
He repaired at once to the dining-room, the nine windows of which open upon a tasteful garden, where the trees were already gilded with an autumn colouring; and took his place at the habitual table, the cover of which had already been laid for him.
Jules Verne -- Around the World in 80 Days
He was assailed by a fancy for peevish familiarity, common enough to doctors and priests, but which was not habitual with him.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
In those cases, the comfort quotient became a negative number, and doing what came habitually actually detracted from happiness.
Jodi Picoult -- Nineteen Minutes
Dominating the concourse, but ignored by the travelers as a habitual sight, stood a statue of Nathaniel Taggart, the founder of the railroad.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children.
Kate Chopin -- The Awakening
The Jew glanced round the room, as his companion tossed down the second glassful; not in curiousity, for he had seen it often before; but in a restless and suspicious manner habitual to him.
Charles Dickens -- Oliver Twist
"And yet," said Athos, with his habitual calmness, "if it be Monsieur d’Artagnan who is concerned in this matter, I do not perceive how I can take his place."
Alexandre Dumas -- The Three Musketeers
HIGGINS [routed from the hearthrug and drifting back to the piano] I may do these things sometimes in absence of mind; but surely I don’t do them habitually.
George Bernard Shaw -- Pygmalion
The bright, gentle, fanciful plays—the ones I like best now—appear not to have impressed me at first, perhaps because they reflected the habitual sunshine and gaiety of a child’s life.
Helen Keller -- Story of My Life
Notwithstanding the symptoms of habitual suspicion, his countenance was not only without guile, but at the moment at which he is introduced, it was charged with an expression of sturdy honesty.
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
Stunned amazement will probably be your habitual state of mind.
Jules Verne -- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Twelve of the town’s most prominent citizens revealed as habitual frequenters of Belle Watling’s sporting house!