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  • "His playful habit of pulling out the pegs."
    "His playful habit of pulling out the pegs."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj habited dressed in a habit "the habited men of the monastery"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Due to eating habits in the USA, one in three children born in the year 2000 have a chance of getting type II diabetes
    • Habited Clothed; arrayed; dressed; as, he was habited like a shepherd.
    • Habited Fixed by habit; accustomed. "So habited he was in sobriety."
    • Habited Inhabited. "Another world, which is habited by the ghosts of men and women."
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Born on November 2, 1718, British politician, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, is credited with naming the 'sandwich.' He developed a habit of eating beef between slice of toast so he could continue to play cards uninterrupted.
    • adj Habited clothed, dressed
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  • St. Augustine
    “Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.”
  • Maria De Beausacq
    Maria De Beausacq
    “The power of habit and the charm of novelty are the two adverse forces which explain the follies of mankind.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Habit is a shackle for the free.”
  • William Frederick Book
    William Frederick Book
    “Never permit failure to become a habit.”
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring.”
  • Parks Cousins
    Parks Cousins
    “Make good habits and they will make you.”


Kick a habit - If you kick a habit, you stop doing it.


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


In literature:

Habit, habit; how strong it is!
"The Emancipated" by George Gissing
Nerves form habits, and our nerves not only get the habit of living in the dust, but the nerves of all about us have the same habit.
"Nerves and Common Sense" by Annie Payson Call
Mrs. Mel was in the habit of bearing heavier weights than Dandy.
"Evan Harrington, Complete" by George Meredith
We were quite in the habit of meeting fair Persians.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
I was reminded of your patient habits.
"Born in Exile" by George Gissing
As his habit was, he went out for an afternoon walk, and returned with no brighter countenance.
"The Crown of Life" by George Gissing
I have not the breezy air of the jolly young stockbrokers they are in the habit of meeting.
"The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne" by William J. Locke
There is something left among us of old English habits.
"The Way We Live Now" by Anthony Trollope
The habit of feigning sickness to get rid of going to the field, is completely broken up.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The doctor was a man of cool and methodical habits of acting.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
The criminal is the one who violates habits and customs of life, the "folk-ways" of the community where he lives.
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
He has all his Life dressed very well, and remembers Habits as others do Men.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
There are intellectual, moral, emotional, temperamental habits, just as truly as physical habits.
"How to Teach" by George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
The important thing is to see that it doesn't by its sheer bigness, stagger our faith or our courage or our praying habit.
"Quiet Talks with World Winners" by S. D. Gordon
The habits of the birds and their nesting habits are the same as those of the others of the family.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Old habits are hard to break; new habits are hard to make.
"Life and Literature" by J. Purver Richardson
The only habit a child should be allowed to form is to contract no habits whatever.
"Émile" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
I wish, when you crossed the Channel, you had left your Irish habits behind you.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
There he died the death of the just, in the habit of St. Ignatius.
"Wanderings in South America" by Charles Waterton
Habit as a vital art depends upon the animation of habit by impulse; only this inspiriting stands between habit and stagnation.
"Human Nature and Conduct" by John Dewey

In poetry:

Our senses run in deepening grooves,
Thrown out of which they lose their tact,
And consciousness with effort moves
From habit past to present fact.
"Fact Or Fancy?" by James Russell Lowell
Aw prize thee just for what tha art;--
Net for thi brass, thi clooas, or station;
But just becoss aw know thi heart,
Finds honest worth an habitation.
"Gooid" by John Hartley
There still persuasion in my faith,
Ev'n when I'm fill'd with fears of wrath;
The trusting habit still remains,
Though slumbers hold the act in chains.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
But the custom of earth was stronger than Heaven,
And the habit of life than death,
How should an anguish as old as thought
Be healed by the end of breath?
"The Angel Joy" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

I'd Rather Have Habits Than Clothes,
For that's where my intellect shows.
And as for my hair,
Do you think I should care
To comb it at night with my toes?
"I'd Rather Have Habits Than Clothes" by Gelett Burgess
"And mine is the friendship of heart to heart,
And the music of happy speech;
And mine are the customs that walk with men,
And the social habits they teach.
"Life and Death" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Dennis Quaid Would Rather Talk About His Cocaine Habit Than His Brother Randy.
Benjamin Franklin 's Habit Tracker.
LeBron James' humor and fun habits best known by Cavaliers: A point they made during their meeting.
It has some habits which are aggressive.
Yoga and Pilates instructor Sacha helping people of all ages develop healthy habits.
Breaking bad habits, Aaron Paul tries his hand at cooking something legal.
Scott Wannberg molded the reading habits of a wide range of customers at the Brentwood shop for 25 years and performed with the Carma Bums traveling troupe of poets.
Adopting some good habits can help stave off costly errors when it comes to recordkeeping.
After euphoric highs, kicking cocaine habit can be lengthy battle.
"When I see someone roar past me, I think, 'They just used enough gas to last me a week,"' Laurie With says of her fuel habits.
Dan Topler is a rich, smart, suicidal twenty-something who dropped out of medical school to pursue his own drug habit.
We'll Find an Extrasolar Habitable Planet Next Spring, Scientists Predict.
How do you get off your prescription sleep aid and get back in the habit of trying to sleep the old-fashioned way.
Not only have consumers changed their habits based on concerns about calories, but in the belief that bottled water has health benefits beyond the alternative coming out of their faucets .
It has been my habit on my annual visits to London to spend a few hours at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

In science:

Roxburgh, I. W. & Vorontsov, S. V. 2002, in ESA Special Publication, Vol. 485, Stellar Structure and Habitable Planet Finding, ed. B.
Estimating stellar mean density through seismic inversions
DeLine, "Maintaining mental models: a study of developer work habits," presented at the Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Software engineering, Shanghai, China, 2006. R.
Identifying Coordination Problems in Software Development: Finding Mismatches between Software and Project Team Structures
The main goal of original Yerkes-Dodson experiments was to examine to what extent motivation and emotion arousal have an influence on learning process and facilitate acquisition of habits which are needed for individual in solving everyday problems.
Simple Quantum Model of Learning Explains the Yerkes-Dodson Law in Psychology
Habitable Zone are forthcoming if, indeed, such planets are abundant.
Planetary Candidates Observed by Kepler, III: Analysis of the First 16 Months of Data
Fig. 10.— Same as Figure 9 for planet candidates in and near the Habitable Zone.
Planetary Candidates Observed by Kepler, III: Analysis of the First 16 Months of Data
Yamamoto, M. Kawada, T. Watabe, A. Nakashima, M. Tanabe, R. Kanoh, M. Narita, D. M. Gelino, and I. Ribas, "Far-Infrared Interferometric Experiment (FITE): Toward the First Flight," in Pathways Towards Habitable Planets, V. Coudé Du Foresto, ed. (2010), p.
A Demonstration of Spectral and Spatial Interferometry at THz Frequencies
At a fundamental level, all data analysis problems are the same, and while the parts of a particular analysis that prove the most challenging will differ from problem to problem, the same sticking points have a habit of showing up in many different fields of study.
Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Needle in a Haystack
Chen, J.-P. & Lamb, D. 1994 The theoretical basis for the parametrization of ice crystal habits: growth by vapor deposition. J.
Orientation of non-spherical particles in an axisymmetric random flow
Applying Habits of Mind to Students ’ Metacognition Students also benefit from applying the habits of mind to their own learning, communication skills, and cognition. In other words, the habits of mind apply equally well to the “problem” of students learning how to learn, think, and communicate.
ASK-IT/A2L: Assessing student knowlede with instructional technology
Basic habits of mind. The table below shows examples of how students can apply the basic habits of mind to their learning.
ASK-IT/A2L: Assessing student knowlede with instructional technology
Advanced habits of mind. The following are examples of how students can apply the advanced habits of mind to their learning, thinking, and communication.
ASK-IT/A2L: Assessing student knowlede with instructional technology
As a consequence of this, in late 2007, ESA decided to continue studying the technology needed to enable the eventual study of Earth like exoplanets in Habitable Zones.
Target star catalog for Darwin: Nearby Stellar sample for a search for terrestrial planets
Figure 3 shows the extent of the HZ and therefore what sub-sample we can probe for habitable planets depending on the ’inner working angle’ or resolution of any instrument design.
Target star catalog for Darwin: Nearby Stellar sample for a search for terrestrial planets
G stars are historically considered to be the prime targets for a search for habitable planets.
Target star catalog for Darwin: Nearby Stellar sample for a search for terrestrial planets
Further, considering habitability, it is now generally thought that the main issue is the ability of water to remain liquid on the planet’s surface.
Target star catalog for Darwin: Nearby Stellar sample for a search for terrestrial planets