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  • 1 habitual — [hə bich′o͞o əl] adj. [ML habitualis, of habit or dress: see HABIT] 1. formed or acquired by continual use; done by habit or fixed as a habit; customary 2. being or doing a certain thing by habit; steady; inveterate [a habitual smoker] 3. much… …

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  • 2 habitual — ha|bit|u|al [həˈbıtʃuəl] adj 1.) [only before noun] doing something from habit, and unable to stop doing it habitual criminal/offender/felon etc habitual drinker/gambler etc 2.) done as a habit that you cannot stop ▪ His drinking had become… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 habitual — adjective Date: 1603 1. having the nature of a habit ; customary < habitual candor > < habitual behavior > 2. doing, practicing, or acting in some manner by force of habit < habitual drunkards > 3. resorted to on a regular basis < our habitu …

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  • 4 habitual — adjective 1 done as a habit or doing something from habit: My father was a habitual gambler. | habitual drinking 2 (only before noun) usual or typical of someone: James took his habitual morning walk around the garden. habitually adverb:… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 habitual — ha·bit·u·al hə bich (ə )wəl, ha , bich əl adj 1) having the nature of a habit: being in accordance with habit <habitual smoking> 2) doing, practicing, or acting in some manner by force of habit <habitual liars> ha·bit·u·al·ly ē adv *… …

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  • 6 have a trick of doing something — phrase to have a habit of doing a particular thing She had a trick of pausing in the middle of sentences. Thesaurus: habits and habitual behavioursynonym Main entry: trick …

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  • 7 have a way of doing something — phrase to have a special habit, especially an annoying one Ruth has a way of ignoring me that drives me mad. Thesaurus: habits and habitual behavioursynonym Main entry: way * * * have a way of doing sth idiom …

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  • 8 not make a habit of doing something — not make a habit of doing something/not be in the habit of doing something/ phrase used for saying that you do not usually do something that you have just done I don’t make a habit of calling on clients unannounced. Thesaurus: habits and habitual …

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  • 9 not be in the habit of doing something — not make a habit of doing something/not be in the habit of doing something/ phrase used for saying that you do not usually do something that you have just done I don’t make a habit of calling on clients unannounced. Thesaurus: habits and habitual …

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  • 10 way of doing something — have a nasty habit/way of doing something/ phrase used for talking about people or things that often behave or surprise you in an unpleasant way Drivers have a nasty habit of cutting this corner. These schemes have a nasty habit of becoming too… …

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  • 11 make a career out of (doing) something — phrase to do something regularly, often something wrong or silly, so that you get a reputation for it My brother seems to be making a career out of upsetting people. Thesaurus: habits and habitual behavioursynonym Main entry: career …

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  • 12 practice — n. 1. Custom, habit, wont, frequent repetition. 2. Use, usage, customary course. 3. Acting out, actual performance, doing, habitual doing. 4. Exercise (as of a profession), pursuit, application. 5. Exercise, drill, habitual performance (for skill …

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  • 13 rou|tine´ness — rou|tine «roo TEEN», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a fixed, regular method of doing things; habitual doing of the same things in the same way: »Getting up and going to bed are parts of your daily routine. All this sort of thing was fresh and exciting… …

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  • 14 rou|tine — «roo TEEN», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a fixed, regular method of doing things; habitual doing of the same things in the same way: »Getting up and going to bed are parts of your daily routine. All this sort of thing was fresh and exciting at first,… …

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  • 15 give up — ► give up 1) cease making an effort; resign oneself to failure. 2) stop the habitual doing or consuming of (something). 3) deliver (a wanted person) to authority. Main Entry: ↑give …

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  • 16 Dispensation — • An act whereby in a particular case a lawful superior grants relaxation from an existing law Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Dispensation     Dispensation      …

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  • 17 Continuous and progressive aspects — The continuous and progressive aspects (abbreviated cont and prog) are grammatical aspects that express incomplete action in progress at a specific time: they are non habitual, imperfective aspects. It is a verb category with two principal… …

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  • 18 United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …

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  • 19 Gun laws in the United States (by state) — U.S. Firearms Legal Topics Assault weapons ban ATF Bureau Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act Concealed carry in the U.S. Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban …

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  • 20 Psychology (The separation of) from philosophy — The separation of psychology from philosophy Studies in the sciences of mind 1815–1879 Edward S.Reed THE IMPOSSIBLE SCIENCE Traditional metaphysics The consensus of European opinion during and immediately after the Napoleonic era was that… …

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