habit


habit
01. He is out of shape simply due to inactivity and poor eating [habits].
02. My sister has a [habit] of playing with her hair while she is watching television.
03. An alarming number of teenagers are continuing to smoke cigarettes despite the government's attempts to discourage the [habit].
04. My neighbor and I have argued a number of times over his dog's [habit] of digging holes in our flower garden.
05. Don't pick your nose; it's really a gross [habit].
06. Telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell had an odd [habit] of drinking his soup through a glass straw.
07. Our cell phone plan offers you four different choices depending on your calling [habits].
08. His failure was predictable, given his poor study [habits].
09. Once he was able to quit his cocaine [habit], he began to volunteer in a center which is dedicated to helping those who want to get off drugs.
10. Studies show that most smokers start their [habit] before the age of 19.
11. He is [habitually] late for class.
12. Many young women who become prostitutes do so to support a drug [habit].
13. Kristen is a [habitual] liar, so no one really trusts her.
14. A Greek proverb notes that character is [habit] long continued.
15. An Egyptian proverb observes that everything is formed by [habit], even praying.
16. A Dutch proverb states that wasting is a bad [habit], but saving is a sure income.
17. Aristotle once noted that we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a [habit].
18. Plutarch once stated that character is simply [habit] long continued.
19. Jules Renard once joked that laziness is nothing more than the [habit] of resting before you get tired.
20. Peter Ustinov once said that love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a [habit].
21. Benjamin Franklin remarked that it is easier to prevent bad [habits] than to break them.
22. Aristotle once noted that every action is due to one or other of seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, [habit], reasoning, anger, or appetite.
23. Charles Dickens once said, "I never could have done what I have done without the [habits] of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time."
24. The Greek physician Hippocrates once said that one should make a [habit] of two things: to help or at least to do no harm.
25. George Washington Carver once observed that ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the [habit] of making excuses.
26. Ovid once suggested that nothing is stronger than [habit].
27. Someone once remarked that bad [habits] are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.

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