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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.
In Chapter XVI of The Mysteries of the Court of London the Prince Regent has his pimp bring to him a 'voluptuous amazon' in a riding habit. The Prince is having a bath and the lady joins him; the pimp watches their watery frolics through the keyhole.
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.
SCOTS bikers are being urged to adopt safe riding habits when out on the open road through the latest film in the "Live Fast, Die Old" Breathtaking Roads series.
Now commuters are forced to ride illegal 'habal habal,' which may have poor riding habits or do not meet the highly stringent qualifications to become an Angkas rider/partner.
Caption: THE BADGES ON THE BUS GET SWIPED AND SWIPED--Students in Houston ISD started using bus badges this past October, allowing the district to track the riding habits of approximately 5,000 to 7,000 riders per day.
Billy Boy, I was also trying to reach some aging riders who are considering (or should be) downsizing, as they age and riding habits change, or health considerations may require moving down to a lighter-weight motorcycle.
The 11 children, aged from 11 to 16, were picked up and their converted bicycles seized at around 5.30pm, after police received complaints from concerned residents in the area over their dangerous riding habits.