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habit

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Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.
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Etymology

From Old French habit, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] habitus (condition, bearing).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
habit

Plural
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  1. An action done on a regular basis.
    It’s become a habit of mine to have a cup of coffee after dinner.
  2. An action performed repeatedly and automatically, usually without awareness.
    By force of habit, he dressed for work even though it was holiday.
  3. A long piece of clothing worn by monks and nuns.
    It’s interesting how Catholic and Buddhist monks both wear habits.
  4. A piece of clothing worn uniformly for a specific activity.
    The new riding habits of the team looked smashing!.
  5. Customary manner of dress.
    • 1719, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
      … it was always my fate to choose for the worse, so I did here; for having money in my pocket and good clothes upon my back, I would always go on board in the habit of a gentleman; and so I neither had any business in the ship, or learned to do any.
  6. An addiction.
    He has a 10-cigar habit.

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Verb

Infinitive
to habit

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to habit (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To clothe.

Translations


French

Pronunciation

Noun

habit m. (plural habits)

  1. article of clothing, garment, dress-coat, evening dress, tails, full dress

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