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Habit

A normal custom of an individual or group. Habits greatly influence economic behavior at both the micro- and macro- levels. For example, one may develop the habit of only shopping at certain stores, whether or not they have the best products or prices. Likewise, the majority of farmers in a country may only grow certain crops, whether or not those are the best for the land or the market. Habits may be positive or negative, and are often both, depending on one's perspective.
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"Lee habitually assaulted, insulted and injured socially weak people without any sense of guilt by taking advantage of her superior status," police said in the warrant request.
"I don't think that the child was habitually resident in Australia," said Judge Verdan.
The former professor and the other defendants habitually beat the victim with a baseball bat and other items over what they said were professional mistakes and poor character.
I am constantly surprised by how many of us habitually attempt to suppress the natural waves of our emotions.
Indeed, he expects the new series of promos to appeal to women as well as the usual male crowd that habitually tunes in for football.
Yet nearly half of Americans still do not habitually wear sunglasses.
Israeli occupation authorities habitually implement an almost daily search-and-arrest operations in pursuit of Palestinian citizens on pretext of them being "wanted".
According to these criteria, in order to be considered genuinely habitually resident in a Member State, a person has to show that his or her habitual centre of interest is located there.
Carlton Pollock knifed Lance Gregory with a knife he "habitually" carried for his own protection, Birmingham Crown Court heard.
Sure they are highly visible and motorists tend to slow down when they light up, perhaps reminding many that they habitually drive a few mph above the 30mph limit.
While most drivers habitually belt up, some don't bother during short journeys or late at night.
"This blessed approach is the same approach of the rulers of the country who habitually join their sons in their joyful events and implant confidence in their hearts to be good protectors of this generous country," he said.