With the Chinese, verse-making has always been a second nature
But Grimaud had for twelve or fifteen years preserved habitual silence, and a habit of fifteen or twenty years' duration becomes second nature
She quite forgot the genteel reserve which had become second nature
He had been "dragged" up by his father on San Francisco Bay, and boats were second nature
If from the habits of a lifetime, it had not become a sort of second nature
with me never to leave anything worth having behind if there was the slightest chance of my being able to carry it away, I am sure that I should not have bothered to fill my pockets and that basket.
Men who have lived in crowded, pent-up streets, through lives of toil, and who have never wished for change; men, to whom custom has indeed been second nature
, and who have come almost to love each brick and stone that formed the narrow boundaries of their daily walks; even they, with the hand of death upon them, have been known to yearn at last for one short glimpse of Nature's face; and, carried far from the scenes of their old pains and pleasures, have seemed to pass at once into a new state of being.
He had lived all his life in the working- class world, and the CAMARADERIE of labor was second nature
Momaya was determined to give all that Bukawai asked if she could do no better, but haggling is second nature
to black barterers, and in the end it partly repaid her, for a compromise finally was reached which included three fat goats, a new sleeping mat, and a piece of copper wire.
Disguise had to be fundamental, intrinsic, part and parcel of one's being, second nature
Conformity to the discipline of a small society had become almost his second nature
His uniforms lasted longer than those of any other officer in his regiment, as a consequence of the sedulously careful habits that somewhat straitened means had so instilled into him, that they had come to be like a second nature
Despite that pernicious assumption of lassitude and indifference, which had become his second nature
, he was strongly attached to his friend.