It wasn't as if she was in the habit of discussing such things - especially with strangers.
She was forming a habit of using people who expressed interest in her – Connie, Howard, Len and now Yancey.
She was forming a habit of running from feelings.
No, I simply think there is a proper way to do things, and humans have a habit of doing what pleases them at the moment, not what is best for the future.
As far as he knew, she made a habit of this kind of activity.
"Bad habit," she said.
"Your women have a habit of seeking me out," Darkyn observed.
Running a hand through his hair in a way that Carmen had grown to recognize as a nervous habit, he addressed Lori in a tone that was both stern and conversational.
Something was really wrong if Gabriel.s thousands-year-old habit changed suddenly.
You have a habit of trying to hide your feelings - or disguise them.
Dean hoped it was simply from force of habit, not because he possessed information he wasn't sharing.
It gets to be a habit after all these years.
If they gave in now, it might be the beginning of a habit of doing so.
They had a habit of disappearing.
Why anyone would cultivate that nasty habit is a mystery to me.
It's a habit of mine, you know - watching after you.
Crystals are prismatic, acicular or scaly in habit; they have a perfect cleavage parallel to the brachypinacoid (M in the figure).
These are connected by the presence of peculiar types, Proteaceae, Restiaceae, Rutaceae, &c., mostly shrubby in habit and on the whole somewhat intolerant of a moist climate.
The Princess served delicious refreshments to those who were in the habit of eating, and when Dorothy's bed time arrived the company separated after exchanging many friendly sentiments.
We have fallen into the habit of anthropomorphizing computers and robots for a simple reason: The more we program them to do things that we presently do, the more we think of them as being like us.
Skill in the use of words and her habit of playing with them make her ready with mots and epigrams.
Mrs. Keller writes me that before her illness Helen made signs for everything, and her mother thought this habit the cause of her slowness in learning to speak.
To know this I should not need to look farther than to the shanties which everywhere border our railroads, that last improvement in civilization; where I see in my daily walks human beings living in sties, and all winter with an open door, for the sake of light, without any visible, often imaginable, wood-pile, and the forms of both old and young are permanently contracted by the long habit of shrinking from cold and misery, and the development of all their limbs and faculties is checked.
In the student sensuality is a sluggish habit of mind.
After dinner, when the footman handed coffee and from habit began with the princess, the prince suddenly grew furious, threw his stick at Philip, and instantly gave instructions to have him conscripted for the army.
Her head moved from side to side from habit, but her eyes, feverishly wide, looked fixedly before her.