With the Chinese, verse-making has always been a second nature
. It is one of the accomplishments which no man of education would be found lacking.
Soon, they began to insist that inasmuch as Colour, which was a second Nature
, had destroyed the need of aristocratic distinctions, the Law should follow in the same path, and that henceforth all individuals and all classes should be recognized as absolutely equal and entitled to equal rights.
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
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.
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.
He had been "dragged" up by his father on San Francisco Bay, and boats were second nature
Observation with me is second nature
. You appeared to be surprised when I told you, on our first meeting, that you had come from Afghanistan."
Conformity to the discipline of a small society had become almost his second nature
. It was deeply distasteful to him to do anything melodramatic and conspicuous, anything Mr.
He had lived all his life in the working- class world, and the CAMARADERIE of labor was second nature
Disguise had to be fundamental, intrinsic, part and parcel of one's being, second nature
. The Red Virgin is reported to have been one of the most adept in the art, to which must be ascribed her long and successful career.
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.