from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Custom; habit; habitual use.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Accustomedness; habit; habitual use.
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The boy had been his companion for years: and from assuetude had become, as it were, a part of himself.
It is not the honest tradesman who makes a rapid fortune; indeed, it is doubtful whether he could carry on his business; and yet, from assuetude and not being taxed with dishonesty, the shopkeeper scarcely ever feels that he is dishonest.
You may bind, and from assuetude and time, (putting the better feelings out of the question,) the ties are worn without complaint; but if you bind too tight, you cut into the flesh, and after a time the pain becomes insupportable.
a fact that no one knows his own country; from assuetude and, perhaps, from the feelings of regard which we naturally have for our native land, we pass over what nevertheless does not escape the eye of a foreigner.