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1. Formed or acquired by habit or use. An habitual knowledge of certain rules and maxims. South. 2. According to habit; established by habit; customary; constant; as, the habiual practice of sin. It is the distinguishing mark of habitual piety

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1. Formed or acquired by habit or use. An habitual knowledge of certain rules and maxims. South. 2. According to habit; established by habit; customary; constant; as, the habiual practice of sin. It is the distinguishing mark of habitual piety to be grateful for the most common and ordinary blessings. Buckminster. Syn. -- Customary; accustomed; usual; common; wonted; ordinary; regular; familiar. -- Ha*bit"u*al*ly, adv. -- Ha*bit"u*al*ness, n.

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    In a familiar manner.
    Serving to express the frequent repetition of an action; as, a frequentative verb. -- n.
    1. Proceding from natural feeling, temperament, or disposition, or from a native internal proneness, readiness, or tendency, without constraint; as, a spontaneous gift or proportion. 2. Proceeding from, or acting by, internal impulse, energy, or
    The two canonical books of the Old Testament in which immediately follow 2 Kings. Syn. - Register; record; annals. See History. (more info) 1. An historical register or account of facts or events disposed in the order of time. 2. A narrative of
    The condition or quality of being regular; as, regularity of outline; the regularity of motion.
    Habituation. Accustomedness to sin hardens the heart. Bp. Pearce.
    1. Dyed with grain, or kermes. 2. Dyed before manufacture, -- said of the material of a textile fabric; hence, in general, thoroughly inwrought; forming an essential part of the substance. Ingrain carpet, a double or two-ply carpet. --
    1. One of the common people; one having no rank of nobility. All below them even their children, were commoners, and in the eye law equal to each other. Hallam. 2. A member of the House of Commons. 3. One who has a joint right in common ground.
    was anciently written course, or cours, it may be an abbreviation of of course, in the common manner of proceeding, common, and hence, homely, made for common domestic use, plain, rude, rough, gross, e. 1. Large in bulk, or composed of large parts
    Adapted or adaptable to all or to various uses, shapes, sizes, etc.; as, a universal milling machine. (more info) 1. Of or pertaining to the universe; extending to, including, or affecting, the whole number, quantity, or space; unlimited; general;
    Comprising structural characters which are separated in more specialized forms; synthetic; as, a generalized type.
    The quality or state of being universal; universality.
    Capable of being generalized, or reduced to a general form of statement, or brought under a general rule. Extreme cases are . . . not generalizable. Coleridge
    To make universal; to generalize. Coleridge.
    1. Relating to time; according to time. 2. Continuing for a long time; lingering; habitual. Chronic disease, one which is inveterate, of long continuance, or progresses slowly, in distinction from an acute disease, which speedly terminates.
    Accustomed; customary; usual. Again his wonted weapon proved. Spenser. Like an old piece of furniture left alone in its wonted corner. Sir W. Scott. She was wonted to the place, and would not remove. L'Estrange.
    In a universal manner; without exception; as, God's laws are universally binding on his creatures.
    A division of Echini which includes the circular, or regular, sea urchins.
    Somewhat common; commonplace; vulgar.
    . An officer of the army holding a rank next above that of brigadier general and next below that of lieutenant general, and who usually commands a division or a corps.
    Too frequent.
    1. Not wonted; unaccustomed; unused; not made familiar by practice; as, a child unwonted to strangers. Milton. 2. Uncommon; unusual; infrequent; rare; as, unwonted changes. "Unwonted lights." Byron. -- Un*wont"ed*ly, adv. -- Un*wont"ed*ness, n.
    Not common; unusual; infrequent; rare; hence, remarkable; strange; as, an uncommon season; an uncommon degree of cold or heat; uncommon courage. Syn. -- Rare; scarce; infrequent; unwonted. -- Un*com"mon*ly, adv. -- Un*com"mon*ness, n.
    The state or quality of being irregular; that which is irregular.
    A student at Cambridge University, England, who commons, or dines, at the Fellow's table.
    To graze cattle promiscuously in the commons of each other, as the inhabitants of adjoining townships, manors, etc. (more info) 1. To share with others; to participate; especially, to eat at the same table. Bacon.


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