American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Accustomed; usual: striding along with her wonted purposefulness.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Accustomed; made or having become familiar by using, frequenting, etc.
- Customary or familiar by being used, done, frequented, enjoined, experienced, or the like; usual.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Accustomed; customary; usual.
- adj. commonly used or practiced; usual.
- From Middle English woonted ("usual, customary"), from wont ("custom, habit, practice"), alteration of wone ("custom, habit, practice"), from Old English wuna ("custom, habit, practice", also "usual, wonted"), from Proto-Germanic *wunô (“custom, practice”), from Proto-Indo-European *wenə- (“to wish, love”). Cognate with Old Frisian wona, wuna ("custom"), Old High German giwona ("custom"). More at wont, wone. (Wiktionary)
“Again, however, did Donna Serafina intervene, recalling her wonted severity of voice: "Giacomo, you will please stay here.”
“A short and animated conversation with her lover, as the day began to wane, partially recalled her wonted cheerfulness, but when he was gone she relapsed into her former mood.”
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“Yes, dear,' says I, 'put up his little hands to me kind of wonted'; an 'she turned a look on me like another creatur', so pleased an 'contented. ”
“But now, in the long absence of wonted delights, the keen yearning of his stomach was tickled hugely by the sharp, salty bacon.”
“Sometimes he did not hear what she was saying, or if he did, failed to respond in his wonted manner.”
“Hudson Bay blanket about her with a mock reverence more real than feigned, while Malemute Kid, whose arm she had taken, found it a severe trial to resume his wonted mentorship.”
“But the country did not recover with its wonted elasticity.”
“Oh, I've had my troubles," Billy answered, speaking in his wonted slow way.”
“There was no tenseness in her body, her arms did not go around him, and her lips met his without their wonted pressure.”
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