to her companionship, Clifford readily showed how capable of imbibing pleasant tints and gleams of cheerful light from all quarters his nature must originally have been.
But Hester Prynne, with a mind of native courage and activity, and for so long a period not merely estranged, but outlawed from society, had habituated
herself to such latitude of speculation as was altogether foreign to the clergyman.
As if long habituated
to such profane talk from his old shipmate, Bildad, without noticing his present irreverence, quietly looked up, and seeing me, glanced again inquiringly towards Peleg.
His life is mostly devoted to carrying bulky panniers and packages which rest against his body--therefore he is habituated
to taking the outside edge of mountain paths, to keep his bundles from rubbing against rocks or banks on the other.
The action was more frank and fearless than any I was habituated
to indulge in: somehow it pleased her.
Excepting a few provincialisms of slight consequence, you have no marks of the manners which I am habituated
to consider as peculiar to your class.
to his distrustful manner," said I, "I have done very well.
But the earnest desire to look on blood and death, is not peculiar to those dark ages; though in the gladiatorial exercise of single combat and general tourney, they were habituated
to the bloody spectacle of brave men failing by each other's hands.
But the chief ground of my satisfaction with thus method, was the assurance I had of thereby exercising my reason in all matters, if not with absolute perfection, at least with the greatest attainable by me: besides, I was conscious that by its use my mind was becoming gradually habituated
to clearer and more distinct conceptions of its objects; and I hoped also, from not having restricted this method to any particular matter, to apply it to the difficulties of the other sciences, with not less success than to those of algebra.
The smallness of the army renders the natural strength of the community an overmatch for it; and the citizens, not habituated
to look up to the military power for protection, or to submit to its oppressions, neither love nor fear the soldiery; they view them with a spirit of jealous acquiescence in a necessary evil, and stand ready to resist a power which they suppose may be exerted to the prejudice of their rights.
Most striking, perhaps, in their general appearance was the disproportion between the legs of these creatures and the length of their bodies; and yet--so relative is our idea of grace-- my eye became habituated
to their forms, and at last I even fell in with their persuasion that my own long thighs were ungainly.
After having stood a few minutes in the cavern, the atmosphere of which was rather warm than damp, Dantes' eye, habituated
as it was to darkness, could pierce even to the remotest angles of the cavern, which was of granite that sparkled like diamonds.