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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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edited at the However I suggest that all bad drivers also speed habitually and, in addition to speeding, many will also be seen, for example, tailgating, driving aggressively, overtaking dangerously and so on.
If you habitually portray the entirely predictable as a shock (for example hurricanes) rather than an expected event, then it is difficult to detach the individual disaster from what may be a new and disturbing trend; much easier to elide the two.
The patient habitually used cotton-tipped probes and admitted to traumatizing the outer ear canal on occasion.
With the help of a cat named Noodle (who flushes the toilet and uses a hair dryer) and the Professor (who carries kittens in the pockets of the housedress he habitually wears), the two discover their parents' identities, foil a gangster named Sweetcheeks Grabowski, and share in the downfall of the evil Mrs.
Spiegel, Van Cauter, and their colleagues collected data from 13 volunteers who habitually sleep about 5 hours per night and from 14 others who sleep about 8 hours per night.
I have found that even students who habitually do not complete homework will write down the correct answers (after I have checked homework, of course), so they will receive a good quiz grade.
Perhaps this tendency toward stylistic concordance is symptomatic of the fact that, despite ranging across media, Francois habitually revisits his own oeuvre (a recent exhibition at the De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art in the Netherlands was titled "Deja vu"); he is a patient reviser.
Now high populations of homeless persons and drug abusers have created an unsanitary problem for the city--streets, alleys, and parking lots around the downtown are habitually used as outdoor toilets.
resident if that person has, and habitually exercises in Canada, the authority to conclude contracts.
He's habitually intelligent and remarkably articulate, one of the most academically gifted actors I know,'' Wright says of Mays, who had been part of the first reading of the Marquis de Sade play ``Quills.
Sophos Labs have discovered a new computer virus which displays a nationalist message habitually used by a Serbian political.
Applying this standard to this case, the Court notes that the parents disagreed as to whether Eden should become habitually resident in Israel.