But the long habit
of victory has made them generous.
For those who have some specific habit
may be said also, in virtue of that habit
, to be thus or thus disposed; but those who are disposed in some specific way have not in all cases the corresponding habit
She had regained her riding habit
and calash from the grisly phantom, and was, in all respects, the lovely woman who had been sitting by my side at the instant of our overturn.
These properties, of arts or policy, and dissimulation or closeness, are indeed habits
and faculties several, and to be distinguished.
He had a habit
, Mary remarked, and she had never noticed it so clearly before, of letting his sentences tail away in a continuous murmur, whereupon he passed into a state of abstraction, presumed by his children to indicate some train of thought too profound for utterance.
I STOLE that other drink, and, worse than that, I began the habit
of drinking alone when there was a guest, a man, a comrade, with whom I could have drunk.
The short-faced tumbler has a beak in outline almost like that of a finch; and the common tumbler has the singular and strictly inherited habit
of flying at a great height in a compact flock, and tumbling in the air head over heels.
Polanco -- Lazo and Bolas -- Partridges -- Absence of Trees -- Deer -- Capybara, or River Hog -- Tucutuco -- Molothrus, cuckoo-like habits
-- Tyrant- flycatcher -- Mocking-bird -- Carrion Hawks -- Tubes formed by Lightning -- House struck.
I am afraid, I said, that a habit
of body such as they have is but a sleepy sort of thing, and rather perilous to health.
The one child has acquired the habit
of saying "six times nine is fifty-four"; the other has not.
We all know about the habits
of the ant, we know all about the habits
of the bee, but we know nothing at all about the habits
of the oyster.
My next inquiries were to inform me of his ordinary habits
of life; of what he did with his money; of who his intimate friends were; and of the sort of terms on which his son, Mr.