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General Crossword Questions for “habit”

  • Custom - costume
  • Custom - dress
  • Usual practice
  • Custom
  • Custom — dress
  • Ingrained behaviour
  • Husband rather displaying a uniform response
  • Wear what one's used to
  • What might one have a regular tendency to wear?
  • Custom - wear
  • Dress - custom - practice

Encyclopedia

  • A religious habit is a distinctive set of garments worn by members of a religious order. For instance, for some Roman Catholic or Anglican orders, the habit may comprise a tunic covered by a scapular and cowl, with a hood for monks and a. — “Religious habit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Habits are routines of behavior that are repeated regularly and tend to occur Habit formation is modelled as an increase in automaticity with number of repetitions up. — “Habit (psychology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Religious habit, a distinctive dress worn by the members of a religious order. Riding habit, riding clothes worn for hunting or for exhibition. Habit (biology), the instinctive actions of animals and the natural tendencies or growth form of plants. — “Habit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Him they found to be in the habit of sitting silent, his quaint and weird face set, and his eyes resting on things they did not see in the substantial world. — “Jude the Obscure” by Thomas Hardy
  • There are, indeed, some learned casuists, who maintain that love has no language, and that all the misunderstandings and dissensions of lovers arise from the fatal habit of employing words on a subject to which words are inapplicable; that love, beginning with looks, that is to say, with the physiognomical expression of congenial mental dispositions, tends through a regular gradation of signs and symbols of affection, to that consummation which is most devoutly to be wished; and that it neither is necessary that there should be, nor probable that there would be, a single word spoken from first to last between two sympathetic spirits, were it not that the arbitrary institutions of society have raised, at every step of this very simple process, so many complicated impediments and barriers in the shape of settlements and ceremonies, parents and guardians, lawyers, Jew-brokers, and parsons, that many an adventurous knight (who, in order to obtain the conquest of the Hesperian fruit, is obliged to fight his way through all these monsters), is either repulsed at the onset, or vanquished before the achievement of his enterprise: and such a quantity of unnatural talking is rendered inevitably necessary through all the stages of the progression, that the tender and volatile spirit of love often takes flight on the pinions of some of the [Greek: epea pteroenta], or winged words which are pressed into his service in despite of himself. — “Nightmare Abbey” by Thomas Love Peacock
  • The lady in the rich habit said, with a smile of great condescension, "If you will give me leave, madam, I will warm myself a few minutes at your kitchen fire, for it is really very cold; but I must insist on disturbing no one from his seat." This was spoken on account of Partridge, who had retreated to the other end of the room, struck with the utmost awe and astonishment at the splendor of the lady's dress. — “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding
  • Everything spoke of rural scenes and business, different from what Genji was in the habit of seeing and hearing round him. — “The Tale of Genji” by Murasaki Shikibu
  • One was the British consul at Suez, who, despite the prophecies of the English Government, and the unfavourable predictions of Stephenson, was in the habit of seeing, from his office window, English ships daily passing to and fro on the great canal, by which the old roundabout route from England to India by the Cape of Good Hope was abridged by at least a half. — “Around the World in Eighty Days” by Jules Verne
  • Yet habit–strange thing! what cannot habit accomplish?–Gayer sallies, more merry mirth, better jokes, and brighter repartees, you never heard over your mahogany, than you will hear over the half-inch white cedar of the whale-boat, when thus hung in hangman's nooses; and, like the six burghers of Calais before King Edward, the six men composing the crew pull into the jaws of death, with a halter around every neck, as you may say. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville

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