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Definition done regularly
  • The counseling is to break the cycle of habitual drug abuse.
habitual = done regularly without repeated thought
  • She habitually works through lunch.
  • habitually = in a manner that is done regularly without repeated thought
  • 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
  • habitually = regularly and without thinking
  • Delia's habitual meekness seemed to slip from her shoulders like a blown scarf.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Sweat
  • habitual = regular behavior
  • He was then a bald-headed man of forty-five, a little fat and from long association with mother and the chickens he had become habitually silent and discouraged.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  The Egg
  • habitually = regularly
  • 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)
  • How unconsciously many habitual actions are performed, indeed not rarely in direct opposition to our conscious will.
    Charles Darwin  --  The Origin of Species
  • her habitual neatness
  • My hand worries the absence on my left side, a habitual gesture now.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • I know no one more entitled, by unpretending merit, or better prepared by habitual suffering, to receive and enjoy felicity.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • Therefore, they habitually feared a man who stood alone.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • His colloquialisms seemed to Carol no more lax than their habitual slang.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • It was in this way, at this season, that the aunt and niece, after they had had tea, habitually spent their evenings.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • 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
  • Hence, they habitually appeal to society at large, without distinction of class; nay, by preference, to the ruling class.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • But all the way home he forgot he wasn't in Australia still, and he habitually drove on the wrong side of the road.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • Her hands were light and competent on the wheel, her hair scooped back in its habitual braid.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • "Stop crying," I said, but although she habitually followed me around, she did not obey.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • We don't habitually get captured.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Or maybe he just habitually had one stuck in his mouth.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die

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