toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

accustomed
used in The Magic Mountain

22 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
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 he was accustomed to eating large meals—even when he wasn't hungry—purely out of self-respect.
    1.3 - In the Restaurant (17% in)
  • Was it unwise and unhealthy, perhaps, for him, born only a few feet above sea level and accustomed to breathing that air, to be suddenly transported to such extreme regions without spending at least a few days someplace in between?
    1.1 - Arrival (24% in)
  • But it's no fun nowadays trying to live off interest unless one has at least five times as much as you have, and if you fancy living a nice life here in the city, like the one to which you're accustomed, then you'll have to earn a tidy sum yourself—take note of that, my boy.
    2.2 - At the Tienappels' / Hans Castorp's Moral State (60% in)
  • She was here for about a year and a half, and became so splendidly accustomed to life up here that once she had been completely restored to health—and that does happen, people do get well up here sometimes— she refused to leave on any account.
    3.9 - Satana Makes Shameful Suggestions (52% in)
  • The first few days at home after a change of scene are likewise experienced in a new, broad, more youthful fashion—but only a very few, for we are quicker to grow accustomed to the old rules than to their abrogation.
    4.2 - Excursus on the Sense of Time (84% in)
  • And even in terms of the objects and faces that made up the details of a day, Hans Castorp had to learn at every step to take a closer, less casual look at accustomed facts and faces and assimilate new things with youthful receptivity.
    4.3 - He Tries Out His Conversational French (9% in)
  • And so his heart had become accustomed to this mute, distant relationship with Pribislav Hippe, and he considered it a fundamental, permanent fixture in his life.
    4.5 - Hippe (71% in)
  • ...love of his fatherland, which he hoped to see free and united—indeed, his subversive activities were the fruit and outcome of that honorable affection; and however strange this mixture of rebellion and patriotism might seem to both cousins (accustomed as they were to equating patriotic feelings with preservation of the established order), they did have to admit in private that as things had stood back then, rebellion might very well have been commensurate with civic virtue and sober...
    4.9 - Growing Anxiety / Two Grandfathers and a Twilight Boat Ride (61% in)
  • But as he spoke, he brought together, in a single breath, categories that until now Hans Castorp had been accustomed to think of as widely divergent.
    4.9 - Growing Anxiety / Two Grandfathers and a Twilight Boat Ride (75% in)
  • It was partly out of a sense of duty—but it was also the irresponsibility of the vacationer and visitor who does not wish to harden himself against new impressions and takes things as they come, well aware that tomorrow or the day after he will spread his wings and return to his accustomed routine.
    4.9 - Growing Anxiety / Two Grandfathers and a Twilight Boat Ride (80% in)
  • And although these visits never failed to have a certain dubious aura about them, one can eventually become accustomed to dubious things—if they remain within limits.
    5.1 - Eternal Soup and Sudden Clarity (42% in)
  • It was the living hand he was accustomed to seeing, washing, using—not the alien scaffold he had seen in the screen.
    5.3 - Freedom (99% in)
  • —Oh, she said, military service was certainly one of the more serious professions, a soldier had to reckon with coming into close contact with death and certainly did well to grow accustomed to the sight of it early on.
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (20% in)
  • ...posed the question, then, by way of general observation, it might very well be noted that considerable material was available for an intellectual exchange between such men and comrades, both of whose basic perspectives bore an idealistic stamp—one of them having educated himself to believe that matter is the spirit's Original Sin, a nasty rank growth in response to a stimulus, whereas the other, as a doctor, was accustomed to teaching that organic illness was a secondary phenomenon.
    6.1 - Changes (96% in)
  • Work, work—beg your pardon, but he is about to chide me as an enemy of mankind, an inimicus humanae naturae, for daring to recall a time when his fanfare to labor would not have achieved its accustomed effect—a time, that is, when the opposite of his ideal was held in incomparably higher esteem.
    6.2 - Someone Else (44% in)
  • Joachim had lived up here for eighteen months—a year come full circle, and half again—had profoundly settled in, become accustomed to the routine, to the undeviating path of life here, had walked it seventy times seven times, in all seasons.
    6.4 - An Outburst of Temper / Something Very Embarrassing (80% in)
  • Was he not accustomed to lying down in the open air, in the snow and frost, by night as well as by day?
    6.7 - Snow (68% in)
  • And since Frau Chauchat was already moving toward the door to the room, Peeperkorn let this headstrong young man go, although he stared after him for a good while, gazing over both his own shoulder and the Malayan's, his brow deeply creased in amazement at such an act of insubordination, to which his royal nature was quite unaccustomed.
    7.3 - Vingt et un (**% in)
  • They recognized the gestures and could read the individual words they were accustomed to hear from his lips: "Agreed" and "Settled"—but nothing more.
    7.5 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Conclusion) (70% in)
  • Oh no, it was all too noisy, too preposterous there in the reddish darkness, to which their eyes had gradually become so accustomed that they could more or less take in the whole room.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (84% in)
  • Eyes weaned from daylight again grew somewhat accustomed to the dim illumination; and the room was filled alternately with mandolin plunking and gramophone melodies from the album of light favorites.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (91% in)
  • I am accustomed to paying close heed to my words, and they fit the facts precisely when I say that the manner in which you are unsettling the mind of wavering youth, seducing and morally weakening that mind, is infamous and cannot be punished severely enough.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (59% in)

There are no more uses of "accustomed" in The Magic Mountain.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®