Habit

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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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Partnered for the first time by William Easterby, he was held up off the pace for the first two circuits before cruising into contention down the back straight and took it up from Force Of Habit at the last.
From force of habit born out of his European stint, Fr.
"A lot of the troops came from rough backgrounds and used very unvarnished language, but the padres took it in their stride." They knew the words came out from force of habit, stress, fear and need, with no intent to offend the men of the cloth.