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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of habituate.


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  • If it's because it concentrates bears and habituates them to humans as food providers (likely and realistic issues), then I'm totally in favor of full enforcement of the law without prejudice.

    On Baiting For The Camera

  • The concept is that the timeout habituates the child to being separated when he misbehaves or loses control so that he can eventually learn to separate himself from the compelling-but-clearly-not-the-right-thing-to-do or from a tough situation in which he may react emotionally.

    You Raising Your Child

  • My take on it is thus: if your brain continuously gets signals that you are drinking something sweet, but nothing sweet ends up in your stomach, eventually your body habituates and figures out that tasting something sweet does not mean it needs to produce insulin.

    Artifical Sweeteners & The Like

  • Understanding something about the world of art just habituates us to living in a world which is strange, not a world that's capturable and containable, and I think that's good for us as people of faith.

    What Difference Does it Make? - The Gospel in Contemporary Culture Questions & Answers Session

  • But there is a worse thing in store for the bold man who habituates himself to eat a dozen dishes at once: when there are but few dishes served, out of pure habit he will feel himself half starved, whilst his neighbour, accustomed to send his sop down by help of a single relish, will feast merrily, be the dishes never so few.


  • Your brain habituates to the cues—sights and sounds—that occur when you face an audience.

    Find Your Focus Zone

  • But when the brain habituates to being hyper, it quits trying to tell you what the correct price is.

    Find Your Focus Zone

  • Living in an oppressive society reduces trust, “normalizes” corruption, and habituates people to government domination of the economy and civil society.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » 2007 » July

  • And is not a man reproached for flattery and meanness who subordinates the spirited animal to the unruly monster, and, for the sake of money, of which he can never have enough, habituates him in the days of his youth to be trampled in the mire, and from being a lion to become a monkey?

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • One of Baxter's premises is that science fiction, while seldom intended literally to predict the future, habituates its readers to thinking about change -- often large, world-shaking change -- and that we need such thinking now more than ever.

    Archive 2004-06-01


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