His youthful views seem merely that, youthful, like his habit of drinking milk in hope of bulking up his slight, small frame.
The Lumo Lift, a new $100 wearable device, aims to buzz desk jockeys into the habit of good posture.
Obviously, we don't want to make a habit of this sort of thing.
Her “habit” soon consisted of two bottles of gin a day, and a bottle of vodka before she got out of bed.
Moreover, the habit of rolling over debt every two years leaves us vulnerable to a rollover crisis.
And the great aim of education is the cultivation of the habit of abstraction.
In you I was sure of a mind strong enough to break the fetters of habit.
He was markedly polite to Jimmy Urquhart, much more so than his habit was.
She was not a woman in the habit of reasoning, and had no conception of the difficulties in his way.
Their difference in habit, temperament, thought—all became plain.
early 13c., "characteristic attire of a religious or clerical order," from Old French habit, abit (12c.) "clothing, (ecclesiastical) habit; conduct," from Latin habitus "condition, demeanor, appearance, dress," originally past participle of habere "to have, to hold, possess," from PIE root *ghabh- "to seize, take, hold, have, give, receive" (cf. Sanskrit gabhasti- "hand, forearm;" Old Irish gaibim "I take, hold, I have," gabal "act of taking;" Lithuanian gabana "armful," gabenti "to remove;" Gothic gabei "riches;" Old English giefan, Old Norse gefa "to give").
Base sense probably "to hold," which can be either in offering or in taking. Applied in Latin to both inner and outer states of being, and taken over in both sense by English, though meaning of "dress" is now restricted to monks and nuns. Meaning "customary practice" is early 14c. Drug sense is from 1887.
mid-14c., "to dwell," from Old French habiter "to dwell, inhabit; have dealings with," from Latin habitare "to live, dwell," frequentative of habere "to have, to hold, possess" (see habit (n.)). Meaning "to dress" is from 1580s; "to habituate" from 1610s; "to make a habit of" from 1660s. Related: Habited; habiting.
habit hab·it (hāb'ĭt)
A recurrent, often unconscious, pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition.
An addiction, especially to a narcotic drug.