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Habit of body

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Habit of body the general condition of the body as outwardly apparent: any constitutional tendency or weakness
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Quotations

  • Albert Camus
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    “We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. habitus, state, dress—habēre, to have.

Usage

In literature:

Consequently, thought alone, without a strong exercise of the will, has little effect upon such habits of the body.
"The White Sister" by F. Marion Crawford
Then the body is not the habitation of the soul?
"The Heroic Enthusiasts,(1 of 2) (Gli Eroici Furori)" by Giordano Bruno
Besides, it has the habit of fasting, and mortification, and I am used to a body that smokes.
"The Silver Crown" by Laura E. Richards
The heavenly bodies were looked upon by the theologians as either living beings possessing souls, or as the habitation of the angels.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
The lower part of his habit is made up of descending rays, and his body is surrounded with orbs.
"Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology" by Charles K. Dillaway
The police force of Cinemaland is a body of men who are most of them of conspicuously full habit.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 29, 1916" by Various
Habits of body, as manner of movement d^o.
"The Foundations of the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
The fighting habit is more a habit of mind than of body.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
Regularity in the habits of life will always have its good effects on the human body.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
For good habit of body in boys is the foundation of a good old age.
"Plutarch's Morals" by Plutarch
It was strong-featured, and owed all its refinement to habits of mind and rigid discipline of the body.
"Romola" by George Eliot
This naturally brought on a weak habit of body, and frequent headaches.
"The Looking-Glass for the Mind" by M. Berquin
They have improved in personal appearance and habits, in general health, in vigor, and in activity of body.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
All the habits which tend to express the human spirit bring about a refinement of the body.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
Although toad-like in the shape of their bodies and in some of their habits, they are really lizards.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
These habits of mind, as well as of body, are developed by the home life at an early age.
"Euthenics, the science of controllable environment" by Ellen H. Richards
With some barbaric tribes, religious significance is attached to the habit of tattooing the human body.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
The malachite buttons had come off the body of her habit, and the bodice was treacherously open.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
If a god comes forth, he may for a time take over the body of one of us as his temporary habitation.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
No one now supposes it possible that one remedy can cure all diseases, or even the same disease in all constitutions and habits of body.
"A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive" by John Stuart Mill
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In poetry:

I will lose the habit of using my body,
giving birth to a Prince Charming of verbs,
as the wolf loses the habit of being a wolf,
of hunger.
"They Keynote" by Nichita Stanescu

In news:

Philip Lee Ralph, the author of "The Story of Civilization" said, "When civilizations fail, it is almost always man who has failed - not in his body, not in his fundamental … capacities, but in his will, spirit and mental habits.".
Models might have great DNA on their side, but the rest of looking great—and staying fit—comes down to good body and beauty habits.
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In science:

In a common treatment, which we follow here, the POIs are body-twins of Earth with orbits in the habitable zone.
New Completeness Methods for Estimating Exoplanet Discoveries by Direct Detection
The goal of Proteus is to explore a member of this new class of small bodies in order to provide insight into the distribution of early solar system volatiles and thus advance our understanding of solar system habitability.
Faint moving object detection, and the Low Signal-to-Noise recovery of Main Belt comet P/2008 R1 Garradd
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