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used in The Poisonwood Bible

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to be or to become psychologically or physically used to something

(used to is an expression that means someone has adapted to and has an expectation of something so it does not seem unusual)
  • But we were all dizzy and silent by that time, having grown accustomed to taking up no more space in a seat than was our honest due.
    Book 1 — Genesis (16% in)
  • We aren't all that accustomed to the African race to begin with, since back home they keep to their own parts of town.
    Book 1 — Genesis (51% in)
  • My own name, as I am accustomed to think of it, is Ecirp Nelle Hada.
    Book 1 — Genesis (67% in)
  • I kept stealing glances at him across a plate of antelope meat and stale Potato Buds, which I guess just goes to show you how unaccustomed to the male species I have become.
    Book 2 — Revelation (39% in)
  • I feared not, and grew accustomed to walking alone.
    Book 2 — Revelation (53% in)
  • I am sorry to say, those men making their agreements in Katanga just now are accustomed to getting what they want.
    Book 3 — Judges (32% in)
  • These boys are not accustomed to obeying their own grandmothers.
    Book 3 — Judges (74% in)
  • But Father, who's accustomed to knowing everything before it happens, took this right in stride.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (21% in)
  • They've spent decades here prolonging the brief lives of the undernourished, accustomed completely to the tragedy playing out around us.
    Book 5 — Exodus (30% in)
  • The children who hounded us daily for money and food weren't dim-witted beggars; they were accustomed to the distribution of excess, and couldn't fathom why we held ourselves apart.
    Book 5 — Exodus (56% in)

There are no more uses of "accustomed" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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