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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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A photograph of Clementina in a dark riding habit and her sister Isabella in an off-the-shoulder white dress shows the two daughters as mirroring images of dark and light, Nycteris and Photogen, masculine and feminine, the object of desire and her pursuer.
Portland ended the researched period with the largest riding habit and percentage growth in riding habit, along with a very large increase in productivity.
There were rose-covered vases and oil paintings depicting highland cattle knee deep in lochs and one of a woman in a green riding habit holding a whip, but it was the fox that I loved.
A copy of my 19th Century riding habit that I wore in the television series The Regency House Party and wear now for talks and lectures on the subject.
Unable to take any modern-day accessories with her, her wardrobe consisted of two day dresses, a plain riding habit and four evening gowns, all in the fashion of the day, as well as a pair of flat pumps and a pair of riding boots.
One things leads to another, and soon Devin is forgetting even more bicycle safety rules and practicing very unsafe bicycle riding habits indeed.
RISKYbrSome of the riders have dangerous riding habits.
First, the owners and operators should invite a company's bicyclists to a brainstorming session to ask them about their riding habits.
Invite your company's bicyclists to a brainstorming session and ask them about their riding habits.