• WordNet 3.6
    • adj habitual commonly used or practiced; usual "his accustomed thoroughness","took his customary morning walk","his habitual comment","with her wonted candor"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Habitual According to habit; established by habit; customary; constant; as, the habitual practice of sin. "It is the distinguishing mark of habitual piety to be grateful for the most common and ordinary blessings."
    • Habitual Formed or acquired by habit or use. "An habitual knowledge of certain rules and maxims."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • habitual Formed or acquired by, or resulting from, habit, frequent use, or custom.
    • habitual According to or constituting a habit; existing as a habit or a fixed condition; customary; usual; regular: as, the habitual practice of sin; the habitual exercise of forbearance; habitual good or ill health.
    • habitual Formed by repeated impressions; rendered permanent by continued causes: as, a habitual color of the skin
    • habitual Synonyms Usual, Customary, Habitual; accustomed, wonted, regular, ordinary, every-day. As habit goes beyond custom in its regularity, so habitual goes beyond usual or customary. Indeed, habitual would now hardly be used where it was not meant that the habit was uniform and unbroken or firmly fixed as an element of character: as, habitual indolence. The other words lead up to this: usual, that which occurs much more often than not; customary, that which occurs in the larger part of all the cases. See custom.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Habitual formed or acquired by frequent use: customary
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  • Charles Baudelaire
    “There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness.”
  • Willard Beecher
    Willard Beecher
    “Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.”
  • Alfred North Whitehead
    “But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.”
  • Eustace Budgell
    Eustace Budgell
    “Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. -”
  • Alfred North Whitehead
    “In every age of well-marked transition, there is the pattern of habitual dumb practice and emotion which is passing and there is oncoming a new complex of habit.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. habituel, LL. habitualis,. See Habit (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. habitus, state, dress—habēre, to have.


In literature:

It comes, first, from our own constant and habitual thought of the meals in social and spiritual, as well as in physical, terms.
"Religious Education in the Family" by Henry F. Cope
The man who habitually uses profane language, lowers his moral tone with every oath he utters.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
His habitual taciturnity, curiously enough, is one of the traits which endears him to the army.
"Sir John French" by Cecil Chisholm
That is to say, we find that his fancy runs in certain definite directions, and takes certain habitual forms.
"Illusions" by James Sully
There she did them an injustice; for in the matter of a menu the Hannays could not rise; for they lived habitually on a noble elevation.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
Silver sat down on a log and took out the cigarette-case, which was his habitual comforter.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
Sometimes a man will disclose to a platonic friend the form he habitually employs in proposals.
"The Spinster Book" by Myrtle Reed
Her will had been disciplined only by the habitual performance of simple duties which had given her happiness.
"Roads from Rome" by Anne C. E. Allinson
There is plenty of room in the glass cage for excursions to a distance and for all their habitual manoeuvres.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
This, evidently, is not so largely the case with instinctive or habitual reactions.
"Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Pecuniary, physical, and mental ruin, therefore, are sure to follow as the consequences of habitual, alcoholic intoxication.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
We must attend to the acts we are trying to make habitual.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
Obedience is the habitual surrender.
"Quiet Talks on Following the Christ" by S. D. Gordon
His eyes large and prominent, but imparting no marks of benignity and habitual joy.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
His patient, set smile did not depart so much as the fraction of an inch from its habitual condition.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
In the humbler walks of life those who habitually recognized Cooper as a superior had nothing to complain of.
"The Story of Cooperstown" by Ralph Birdsall
Silence had become habitual to him, as Babbacombe soon discovered.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Accordingly, I started for Cowes, and was welcomed at the pier with all my host's habitual and vivacious hospitality.
"Some Diversions of a Man of Letters" by Edmund William Gosse
Unintended gestures, habitual with the experimenter, may suffice to hypnotize his accustomed subject.
"The Story of the Mind" by James Mark Baldwin
Such, indeed, is the common view; so common as to pass for matter-of-course, and therefore habitually to escape scrutiny.
"An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation" by Thorstein Veblen

In poetry:

Dream-emptied by some shifting
Monna Bice, you I resume:
Continually suffer the habitual
Cobra of my slightest gloom!
"The Progress Of Œnia" by Allen Tate
Habituate thy mind to good,
Nor let it feed on chaffy food,
It easily may be restrain'd,
If it betimes be tightly rein'd.
"Advice, Concerning The Government Of Our Thoughts" by Rees Prichard
Often me too the Living voices call
In many a vulgar and habitual place,
I catch a sight of lands beyond the wall,
I see a strange god’s face.
"Our Daily Bread" by C S Lewis
But on my far-off solitude
No harsh alarums can intrude;
The terror comes to me subdued
And charmed by distance,
To deepen the habitual mood
Of my existence.
"Fancy's Casuistry" by James Russell Lowell
These are Thy gifts; and these shall be
My pure, habitual offering;
Accept, great God of purity!
Accept, forgive benignantly,
The imperfect tribute that I bring.
"Summer: Wednesday Morning" by John Bowring
YOU may be accurate when yon say
That habitual honesty does not pay;
But there's still one point which leaves room for doubt,
Which is: How the devil did you find out?
"Epigram VI - Inexperto Crede" by John Collings Squire

In news:

Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation… Rosabeth Moss Kanter.
Folks who use the term "sex addiction " to describe their reasons for habitual sleeping around or other untoward behavior have been sort of undercut by the American Psychiatric Association.
INTERVIEWS The Knife's New Album 'Shaking the Habitual' Due Spring 2013.
Klout, like a host of other influence yardsticks in the digital marketplace, like PeerIndex and Kred, is used by marketers to reach habitual comment makers who are likely to promote their products on social networks.
Alonzo James Hatcher, sentencing, driving while license suspended, habitual, no bond.
Our president is either a habitual liar or someone very misinformed and not on top of the national situations.
It happens, and you'll still have fun, but some occasions just feel incomplete without the habitual beverage.
A Menominee County man has been ordered to serve 40 months in federal prison for being a habitual domestic violence offender.
With his gentle eyes, skeletal frame, long black beard and habitual Kalashnikov, Osama bin Laden has become the world's most reviled symbol of terror.
Rutland man imprisoned after second habitual offender charge.
INTERVIEWS The Knife 's New Album 'Shaking the Habitual' Due Spring 2013.
Why not impound cars of habitual DWI offenders.
Offender's name: Larry Bruce Williamson, convicted of two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and driving as a habitual motor vehicle offender Status of offender: Serving a 20-year prison sentence.
A Menominee County man has been ordered to serve 40 months in federal prison for being a habitual domestic violence offender .
True originals , ducks practice habitual lifestyles that have been essential to their evolutionary success for millions of years.

In science:

The habitual nowadays description of simple finite dimensional Lie algebras in terms of abstract root systems, although enables one to advance rather far in the study of representations, reminds us V.
Simple Lie superalgebras and nonintegrable distributions in characteristic p
Exceptional complex geometry based on the properties of a remarkable algebraic structures (biquaternions), when introduced into foundations of physics as the primordial “hidden” geometry of the space-time (instead of the habitual Minkowski geometry), results in a quite novel and unexpected picture of the World.
Algbrodynamics over complex space and phase extension of the Minkowski geometry
Leading to the same habitual linear dependence of thermodynamic potential vs. activity logarithm (instead of concentration), that allowed the thermodynamic functions to keep the same appearance, passing open and closed systems for isolated entities.
New Thermodynamic Paradigm of Chemical Equilibria
TdE is bifurcation point, i.e. the stronger is the system resistance against bifurcations. As τj and TdF increase further, bifurcation area stays either unchanged or experience instabilities, appearing as series of chaotic oscillations instead of the period dubbing, typical for the habitual bifurcation diagrams.
New Thermodynamic Paradigm of Chemical Equilibria
Rats were first habituated to the stationary rod.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
Of course, not every ”deviation from the norm” looks funny; but it should be taken into account that habitual, oft-repeated deviations are analogous to hackneyed jokes (see below) and the weak deviations are easily forced out by other emotions (see the following paper ).
Computer Model of a "Sense of Humour". I. General Algorithm
This conjecture is not nullified because it doesn't meet the convenient and habitual assumptions of the objective reality theory it denies.
The emergence of the physical world from information processing
The only difference is that for microscopic systems we are forced to accept the superposition of states while for the macroscopic ones we habitually disregard them as of no consequence.
Are Quantum States Subjective?
Habitually, test team perform static test of the design document to detect the defects while the code developers perform dynamic execution of the design solution. Consequently, defect detection rate is low as designers cannot visualize the design flaws until the design is implemented.
Analysis of Test Efficiency during Software Development Process
To break out of the limitations imposed by habitual thinking, we propose a different mathematical model for the structure of spacetime.
Physical Applications of a Generalized Clifford Calculus (Papapetrou equations and Metamorphic Curvature)
Systems with internal constraints are quite interesting since many dynamical systems are given in terms of non-symplectic forms instead of the more habitual symplectic ones.
Singular lagrangian systems and variational constrained mechanics on Lie algebroids
However, what is habitually called ‘open-field measurements’ in the field of radiation therapy corresponds to beams which have already been restricted in size by the primary collimator.
Collimator effects in proton planning
It would be desirable to get more clear notion on how the properties of systems are transformed when the system becomes of finite size (because we have in our habitual practice to do with finite volumes).
Spreading of the conception of permanent resonance to wave motions over lattices
The density matrix (1) allows one to apply the field theory to the description of the further evolution and results in a set of habitual elements like cross-sections, self-energies, vertices.
Heavy dileptons from nonequilibrium QGP
Just for the purpose of the following calculations it is written not it terms of habitual Mandelstam variables (s, t, u).
Heavy dileptons from nonequilibrium QGP