Phrases with "accustomed"

R. D. Blackmore To my great surprise, I heard no sound of any boat coming after me, nor any shouts of Carroway, such as I am accustomed to. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

All was as he had been accustomed to see it, save that on a table in the centre of the room lay open a large volume. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Benjamin Disraeli The Doctor shook hands warmly with Lady Annabel, and patted Venetia on her head, as she ran up from a little distance, with an eager countenance, to receive her accustomed blessing. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Algernon Blackwood Eyes, ears and nostrils were inadequate to report a beauty which, simple though it was, overbore nerves and senses accustomed to a lesser scale. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

H.G. Wells When she asked for Imitations she was accustomed to get Imitations. Mr. Wilmerdings had seated himself at the piano, and had turned to a familiar pile of music in the recess. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

W. H. Hudson Perhaps, sir, the bone of my skull is thicker than in most men, since I have been accustomed to sit here all my life, and though now an old man I have not yet lost my reason. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Olaf Stapledon Sir Geoffrey had been accustomed to deference. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

The poor beast was so accustomed to solitude and quiet, never seeing any one beyond his beloved master and Pierre, that he was horribly frightened at the sudden irruption of these noisy newcomers. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Arthur Schopenhauer The real meaning of persona is a mask, such as actors were accustomed to wear on the ancient stage; and it is quite true that no one shows himself as he is, but wears his mask and plays his part. Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhauer

It is held with greatest tenacity by those most accustomed to the mischance of falling into adversity, and is most acceptably expounded with the grin that apes a smile. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Anthony Trollope They have no right to do it after having accustomed Ayala to such a home. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Excuse my speaking bluntly on this subject; I am accustomed to look on all matters where money is concerned purely as matters of business. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Jules Verne He looked at Thalcave, who smiled with his accustomed calmness, and said: “Thaouka, good horse. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Rudyard Kipling They have been accustomed to it. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Anthony Trollope When the colony had become used to the Fixed Period system, the old would become accustomed as well as the young. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

George Elio He went in to take his accustomed glass of brandy before setting out, promising himself the satisfaction of presently thundering at Dawes for being a few minutes behind his time. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

She had been accustomed to large airy rooms, and broad uncurtained open windows. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

D. H. Lawrence Ursula, accustomed to these pictures from her childhood, hunted out their detail. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle McMurdo, accustomed only to the prosaic performances of Chicago, listened with open ears and more surprise than he ventured to show to what followed. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Virginia Woolf And this state of mind depressed her, because she had been accustomed always to give complete satisfaction, and her self-love was now a little ruffled. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Arnold Bennett It was either that or her proud independence, as of a person not accustomed to bend to the will of others or to go to others for advice. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Drayton, though all his life he had unconsciously so viewed such accustomed marvels as electricity or the phenomenon of his own life, could not here follow his Irish friends. The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens

But the lady took her accustomed chair as a queen her throne. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

He belonged to the race which is accustomed to taking favours from strangers. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

David, accustomed only to the low-ceiled rooms of the Edinburgh closes, stared in amazement at the size of the place and felt abashed. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

She idolised him, and Gaston, who was accustomed to be petted and caressed by women, accepted all her affection as his due. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope His manner was clearly that of an accustomed orator, but his voice was weak, and he was not up to the effect which he attempted to make. North America by Anthony Trollope

Marie Corelli Just then one of the servants entered with the physician who was accustomed to attend the Sovrani household. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Walter Scott The scheming and selfish Mowbray, the coarse-minded and brutal Sir Bingo, accustomed to consider themselves, and to be considered, as the first men of the party, sunk into comparative insignificance. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Anthony Trollope De Lescure was daily getting weaker; but still the weaker he got the less he suffered, and the more capable he became of assuming his accustomed benevolent demeanour and anxious care for others. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Sigmund Freud And apart from this, the explanation of the symptom which I had hitherto obtained was far from fulfilling the requirements which I am accustomed to make of such explanations. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

H.P. Lovecraft The experiment would be a landmark in our studies, and he had saved the new body for my return, so that both might share the spectacle in accustomed fashion. Herbert West — Reanimator by H.P. Lovecraft [1922]

Robert Green Ingersoll The blood pursues its old accustomed round without our will. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Edward Bellamy Already accustomed to accept money for commodities, the people next accepted promises for money, and ceased to look at all behind the representative for the thing represented. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Jules Verne Everything went on with them in an accustomed routine; and they lay down night after night, and awoke to their avocations morning after morning, just as if nothing extraordinary had occurred. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

His niece replied at once with all the accustomed warmth of her affection; but she wrote hurriedly — and, perhaps, a trifle vaguely too. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Henry James But they clearly were ladies accustomed to come and go. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Charles Dickens In the submissive way of one long accustomed to obey under coercion, he ate and drank what they gave him to eat and drink, and put on the cloak and other wrappings, that they gave him to wear. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

He allowed Absalom to seat him at Grandemont’s right hand with the manner of one thus accustomed to be waited upon. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

The surgeon was accustomed to work underground, and knew that all such work must be slow and laborious. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

H. G. Wells On the afternoon of his arrival at Chexington he was a little surprised to find Sir Philip Easton coming through the house into the garden, with an accustomed familiarity. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

D. H. Lawrence He had been through the Australian high-school course, and was accustomed to think for himself. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Elizabeth Gaskell Her knitting was by her side; and if she had been going through any accustomed calculation or consideration she would have had it busily clinking in her fingers. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Jules Verne My eyes soon accustomed themselves to this relative state of darkness. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

M. P. Shiel Her pupils did not seem accustomed to light; and I could swear that that was the first day in which she had seen a tree or a stream. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

George Gissing And I thought of you—thought of you all the way back to St. Jean de Luz, thought of you as I had been accustomed to do in England, as if nothing had happened. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Anthony Trollope The hour would pass, though, alas, so slowly, and she could not expect that he should stand there to be rated much after the accustomed time for feeding. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

He looked in my face with an air of great kindness, and expressed his concern at seeing me look so ill, with his accustomed sensibility. Robert Burns by John Campbell Shairp [1879]

William Godwin When she walked amidst the wonders of nature, she was accustomed to converse with her God. To her mind he was pictured as not less amiable, generous and kind, than great, wise and exalted. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

Many of those Protestants who are accustomed to despise tradition consider that this sanctuary is altogether unscriptural, that a grotto is not a stable, and that mangers are made of wood. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

And the food she was getting was not what she is accustomed to, and that woman of yours is not clean. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Snape, having carefully brushed his hat and taken down from its accustomed peg the old cotton umbrella, also took his departure; and the fourth navvy, who inhabited the same room, went also. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

As formerly he was accustomed not to speak much, he was now accustomed not to smile at all. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Arnold Bennett But in a few days the great talkers of the family, Auntie Hamps and Clara, had grown accustomed to Edwin’s state, and some new topic supervened. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

The Commandant’s house became unbearable to me; little by little I accustomed myself to stay alone in my quarters. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

George Meredith Gradually my ear grew accustomed to her invariable whisper on these occasions. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Anne Bronte I have been accustomed to make him swallow a little wine or weak spirits-and-water, by way of medicine, when he was sick, and, in fact, I have done what I could to make him hate them. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

George Gissing Such speculations were daring, but she had grown accustomed to think of Amy as an ‘advanced’ woman, and liked to imitate her in this respect. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

My course must be altered, and my horse driven beyond his accustomed stages. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

Rudyard Kipling The size of the maidân takes the heart out of any one accustomed to the ‘gardens’ of up-country, just as they say Newmarket Heath cows a horse accustomed to a more shut-in course. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Still, he would go, if only to show her that out of his policeman’s uniform he could be just as were the other men she was accustomed to meet. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

T. E. Lawrence We had the accustomed calm run to Jidda, in the delightful Red Sea climate, never too hot while the ship was moving. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Jules Verne I felt lightened of the load which had oppressed me, and was able to return with some degree of calmness to my accustomed work. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

James Anthony Froude We have grown so accustomed to them as a cant, that we can hardly believe that they ever stood for sincere convictions. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

This monotony and silence would have been terrifying to a person less accustomed to it than I. As it was, it had its effect. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Sir Walter Scott It was, indeed, of a cast very different from that which he had been accustomed to. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

He had become accustomed to this little paradise where he was nicely treated by everybody. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Edith Wharton Zeena came into the room with her dragging down-at-the-heel step, and quietly took her accustomed seat between them. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

Anthony Trollope They are quite accustomed at Rudham to people not going to church. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Baldwin Spencer The plan adopted is to make a decoction in some small waterhole at which the animal is accustomed to drink. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

The butler was accustomed to all sorts of visitors and thought nothing of the seedy-looking young man before him. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Wilkie Collins Until one became accustomed to the contrast, there was something perfectly unbearable in hearing those superb big tones come out of that contemptible little body. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

George Meredith You see, we have grown accustomed to them; and now, if they bewilder us, our judgement, in self-defence, is compelled to set them down lunatic. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Anthony Trollope He was a man before whom difficulties seemed to yield, and who had his own way simply because he had become accustomed to ask for it to ask for it and to work for it. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne The bold travelers being borne away into gloomy space, without their accustomed cortege of rays, felt a vague uneasiness in their hearts. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Arnold Bennett He had decided to join forces with a widowed sister, who was accustomed to parsimony as parsimony is understood in France, and who was living on hoarded potatoes and wine. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Just as I had finished rolling up the compositions, the four o’clock bell rang; with my accustomed alertness in obeying that signal, I grasped my hat and evacuated the premises. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

Washington Irving They travelled much more slowly than accorded with the impatience of the prince, but the parrot was accustomed to high life, and did not like to be disturbed early in the morning. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

William Hope Hodgson I heard several loud cries of pain, and, as my sight became accustomed to the dark, I discovered that the creatures had left the window. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

H. G. Wells He was not accustomed to give anything to anyone. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

George Gissing Much before the accustomed hour, she announced her retirement for the night. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Anthony Trollope Brutus had killed Cæsar, but had spared Antony, thinking that all things would fall into their accustomed places when the tyrant should be no more. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

One is so accustomed to the facts that perhaps it hardly strikes one at first how extraordinarily audacious the attempt is: nay, the very success of it may blind all but critics to the difficulty. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

George Gissing Indeed, said Mrs. Denyer, they were rather depaysees’ here in England; they had so long been accustomed to the larger intellectual atmosphere of Continental centres. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Wilkie Collins The gown (which she had not yet taken off) was her own; Mrs. Wragge had been accustomed to see her in it — there was no need to send the gown back. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Elizabeth Gaskell Hepburn was uneasy, too, at finding Kinraid take his seat by the fireside, like one accustomed to the ways of the house. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

And Mr. Larkspur returned, and resumed his room and his accustomed habits. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

It was singular that these men, accustomed by nature and habit alike to exaggeration and superstition, used not the language of either on this occasion. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Anthony Trollope The more potent is a man, the less accustomed to endure injustice, and the more his power to inflict it — the greater is the sting and the greater the astonishment when he himself is made to suffer. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Kate Chopin Edna had found her old bathing suit still hanging, faded, upon its accustomed peg. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Mary, who was accustomed to be treated as a woman, was wounded by her manner. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

George Eliot She was so accustomed to think of impressions as purely spiritual monitions that she looked for no material visible accompaniment of the voice. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

She had been accustomed to suppose his mind entirely absorbed by new systems of irrigation, and model-village building, and the extension of his estate. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Sinclair Lewis To Bessie, accustomed to hotel rooms the size of a railroad terminal, the room was shockingly small. Let’s Play King by Sinclair Lewis

Henry Handel Richardson Maurice was always vaguely chilled by her outbursts of light-heartedness: they seemed to him strained and unreal, so accustomed had he grown to the darker, less adaptable side of her nature. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

F. Scott Fitzgerald Ten years in New York hadn’t made him sentimental and he was quite accustomed to finish everything he began — and a little bit more. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Benjamin Disraeli Madame Carolina first presented her delicate and faintly-rouged cheek to the hump-backed Crown Prince, who scarcely raised his eyes from the ground as he performed the accustomed courtesy. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Benjamin Disraeli Then there was a rather fierce-looking Red Ribbon, medalled, as well as bestarred, and the Red Ribbon’s wife, with a blushing daughter, in spite of, her parentage not yet accustomed to stand fire. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

The petticoat, camisole, and curl-papers were her morning costume, in which, of forenoons, she had always been accustomed to ‘go her household ways’ in her own country. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Ivan Turgenev Everyone in the house had grown accustomed to Bazarov, to his casual behavior, to his curt and abrupt manner of speaking. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

He can’t have been of normal mind and I don’t wonder that, accustomed to that dangerous drug, he shot himself. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

E. T. A. Hoffmann The Herr Administrator replied somewhat dryly that he was a temperate and abstemious man, accustomed from his youth up to the greatest frugality. Master Johannes Wacht by E. T. A. Hoffmann

The male is lustrous black, the female mottled brown, and during most parts of the year both are extremely shy, though noisy enough in accustomed and quiet haunts. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

I ascended the stairs to the kind of loft in which I had been accustomed to pursue my studies, but in which I had not set foot since my alarm for Lilian had suspended my labours. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Theodore Dreiser He was not a man who traveled much, but when he did, he had been accustomed to take her along. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

George MacDonald Diamond learned to drive all the sooner that he had been accustomed to do what he was told, and could obey the smallest hint in a moment. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Jules Verne But Nicholas and his horse were accustomed to a pace which neither of them would like to alter. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

You have been accustomed to a certain style of living, and I cannot allow you to encounter a life of poverty. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

The accustomed pallor of his face was changed to the brown and sunburnt hue produced by constant exposure to all kinds of weather. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

The Aztec emperor, meanwhile, was passing his days in the Spanish quarters in no very different manner from what he had been accustomed to in his own palace. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

George Meredith Sigismund Alvan. To you I am accustomed to speak every thought of my soul, and I tell you the world and all it has is dead to me, even my parents—I hate them. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Anthony Trollope But before the purchase of the life-preserver he had been accustomed to carry some stick or bludgeon at night. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Nellie Bly The natives were apparently so accustomed to strangers that we attracted very little, if any attention, except from those who hoped to gain something from our visit. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly [1890]

George Eliot Romola took no note of this for a little while, accustomed to pauses in dictation; and when at last she looked round inquiringly, there was no change of attitude. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

By degrees all those who surrounded me had got accustomed to consider me an invalid and to see me sickly. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

Elizabeth Gaskell But, remember, my father is a gentleman of age and position, and not accustomed to receive advice as to the management of his temper from young men like you. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The bank manager continued his quiet progress toward his accustomed place. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Rudyard Kipling I had grown accustomed to the greeting, and its omission troubled me. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Willa Cather They were Western men, accustomed to the hard light of high altitudes, and they wanted to see the city clearly; they couldn’t make anything of these uneven towers that rose dimly through the vapour. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Arnold Bennett Her ears were soon quite accustomed to the sound of cannon, and she felt that she had always been a citizeness of Paris, and that Paris had always been besieged. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

I grew gloomy and irritable, and was accustomed to take long rides by myself, frequently being away for days. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume

Sinclair Lewis So accustomed to having my office and the boys to boss around — Now that I’ve quit, I’ve got nothing but myself — and Fran, of course — to keep me busy. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Anatole France He talked to each of us with his accustomed grace and sweetness. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

H. Rider Haggard The spot was reached all too soon, and Angela with evident reluctance, for she was not accustomed to conceal her feelings, said that she must now go. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Then he tip-toed back into the waiting room and, his eyes now more accustomed to the light, had no need to strike another match. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Charles Dickens You are not impulsive, you are not romantic, you are accustomed to view everything from the strong dispassionate ground of reason and calculation. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Guy de Maupassant In the evening the priest came to dinner, an old, fat priest, accustomed to dining there on Sundays, but who had been especially invited this day in honor of the new guest. Friend Joseph (L'Ami Joseph) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

My eyes became accustomed to the light and to perceive objects in their right forms; I distinguished the insect from the herb, and by degrees, one herb from another. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Even she, accustomed as she was to them by now, always felt a tremor when those soft veiled violet eyes were fixed upon her. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Anatole France Therese and Robert, their eyes accustomed to obscurity, moved easily among these familiar objects. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

If you can manage to act as if you were accustomed to the place and just leave all the talking to me, we ought to get along first-rate. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Thomas Hardy I am so accustomed to be my own mistress that it did not occur to me that we should have to ask him. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

He looks just that type of man, accustomed to having his own way and impatient of all restraint. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Margaret, a sensible woman, who was accustomed to manage other people’s affairs, had even written out the words: “Will be with you to tea. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

George Eliot It was in memorable contrast with the scene she had been accustomed to witness there. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Gustave Flauber The maidens of the great families were accustomed to respect these shackles as something that was almost religious, and Salammbo, blushing, rolled the two pieces of the golden chain around her ankles. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Elizabeth Gaskell After the Robsons had left, a blank fell upon both Charley and Philip. In a few minutes, however, the former, accustomed to prompt decision, resolved that she and no other should be his wife. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Jules Verne He allowed an hour for this orgy of blood to attain its maximum and then cease, and the final scene of the obsequies was performed with the accustomed ceremonial. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

At the same moment Victor Carrington offered her his arm, with his accustomed deferential manner. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

So far as that was concerned Halliday, accustomed to aviation, believed that the sour old man had succeeded. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Willa Cather Of course, he is accustomed to looking into the eyes of women and finding love there; when he doesn’t find it there he thinks he must have been guilty of some discourtesy. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Gaston Leroux In this moment, beloved, when in the clear shadows of this rose-stained evening I am here alone with you, Respond, respond with a heart less timid to the holy, accustomed cry of ‘Good-evening. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

This had well accustomed its inmates to all the terrors of shipwrecked vessels and drowning passengers. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Elizabeth Gaskell He had no shyness, he was so accustomed from his earliest years to admiration from strangers and adoration from his parents. The Crooked Branch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

The absence of an accustomed face, even though the owner be nothing very remarkable, is always felt; and Wylder was missed, though, sooth to say, not very much regretted. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jules Verne A stranger less accustomed than the habitués of the fort to the war of the elements, would have asked if the end of the world were come. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

William Makepeace Thackeray The awful objurgatory practice he is accustomed to. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Wilkie Collins I am accustomed to walking alone. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Anthony Trollope Papa is accustomed to the strict etiquette of a court, and I am sure that no consideration would induce him to receive the estate-agent in the light of a nephew. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

As for Agnes, she was so unlike her accustomed self as to astonish even herself. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Mark Twain We were growing accustomed to encomiums on wonders that too often proved no wonders at all. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Sigmund Freud He has in the meantime forgotten his trade and lost his habits of industry; he has grown accustomed to idleness, and perhaps to drink as well. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Elizabeth Gaskell The fare is far different to what you have been accustomed to. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Thomas Wolfe For George Webber had used the scalpel in a way that that section of the country was not accustomed to. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

At length we grew perfectly accustomed to the situation, the motion was so easy and our seats were so secure. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Towards the end of May we began to feel that we were in a climate warmer than any we had been accustomed to, and my son suffered severely from the effects of it. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Nathaniel Hawthorne But Tabitha was a queer old woman, and, though never infected with Peter’s flightiness, had become so accustomed to his freaks and follies that she viewed them all as matters of course. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

But Eleanore, with her accustomed generosity, would not hear of this. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Guy de Maupassan As she listened calmly, accustomed to paternal violence, he grew exasperated at her quiet, and one evening he beat her. The Parrot by Guy de Maupassan

George Gissing She was not accustomed to take her ease in rooms even as well appointed as this. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Wilkie Collins Apparently, Magloire was not accustomed to sighs, interruptions, and expressions of regret from the usually imperturbable chief agent. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Benjamin Disraeli Yet it must be confessed that, though the bravest of men, his courage faltered as he entered the accustomed ravine. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

I can only say that I have been accustomed to censure all discourse that differs from my own. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Elizabeth Gaskell Her eye, accustomed to what was usual in the aspect of the room, saw instantly what was unusual — saw and understood it all. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Charles Dickens But Barnaby noted little of this; and putting a great constraint upon herself, she usually recovered her accustomed manner before the change had caught his observation. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Jules Verne As to the seals and morses, accustomed to live in a hard climate, they remained on these icy shores. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Wilkie Collins Perhaps I have been accustomed to exact too much from you — you have been too ready to please me. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Imogene Bissel, having just turned thirteen, was not accustomed to having callers at night. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Anthony Trollope The miller, who was accustomed to work hard all day and then to rest, did not know what to do with his limbs. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Thomas Hardy But whatever lay at the bottom of his breast had evidently made him so accustomed to its situation there that it caused him little practical inconvenience. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Jules Verne They were chiefly mujiks, accustomed to hard couches, and quite satisfied with the planks of the deck. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

I am accustomed to be obeyed’ Old and feeble and shrunken as he was, there was a power in his tone of command which Mary was unable to resist. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

After “Lygdamon et Lydias” came the Rodomontades of Captain Fracasse, which met with its accustomed success. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Kate Chopin Mrs. Sommers bought two high-priced magazines such as she had been accustomed to read in the days when she had been accustomed to other pleasant things. Short stories by Kate Chopin

H. G. Wells To Mr. Barnstaple, accustomed to the crudities and dishonesties of earthly governments, this was an almost terrifying discovery. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

He had been accustomed to travel, and could do so again without absconding. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

James Payn Miss Aynton was evidently accustomed to suppression. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

Old artillery-men have said that, after being at work for days in the trenches, accustomed to the continued roar of the guns, a sudden pause in the firing will cause them intense pain. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

George Gissing Growing accustomed to the thought of her wealth, she derived from it a quiet pride, which made her walk homewards more staidly than usual. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Benjamin Disraeli The dinner was long, and a great deal of wine was drunk: more than most of the parties present for a long time had been accustomed to. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Charles Dickens He lived outside the city gates, some mile or two from the post-office, and was accustomed to walk into the city with his letters and post them himself. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

My eyes, accustomed to obscurity, traced an indistinct and recumbent form. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Maria Edgeworth A few days ago he returned home, and met me with an easy kind of indifference, provoking enough to a woman who has been accustomed to excite some sensation. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Katherine Mansfield The three other children who shared the same bed with the Child-Who-Was-Tired, accustomed to brawls, slept on peacefully. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

And yet it is a good, serviceable hand, and I notice that you use it as if you were accustomed to do skilled work with it. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

And now I am so accustomed to it that I should not budge an inch if I was told that the rascals were prowling all around the fort. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

It is a period (that is, a cluster of sentences) moderately well, but not too well constructed, as the German nurses are accustomed to say. Oxford by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Anthony Trollope From their young boyhood nothing had seemed so desirable to him as that they should be accustomed by early training to devote themselves to the service of their country. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells These people about me are everyday people, people not so very far from the minimum wage, accustomed much as the everyday people of earth are accustomed to take their world as they find it. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Guy de Maupassant Renoldi, bent under the yoke, was vanquished, and became accustomed to the woman’s persevering devotion. A Passion (Une Passion) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

William Hope Hodgson Awhile, and they became plainer to my accustomed vision. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Anthony Trollope His costume was not that to which Morton had been accustomed in Germany, nor would it have passed without notice in Bond Street. But it was rational and clean. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle My eyes, as I looked, became more accustomed to the light, and then this indefinite something took form and substance. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

My profession has accustomed me to keeping secrets. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Thomas Hardy He seemed to be accustomed to the noises of woodpeckers, squirrels, and such small creatures, for he took no notice of her tiny signal, and she knocked again. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope Since George had left him he had taken the timber into his own hands, and was accustomed to think and sometimes to say that the necessity was cruel on him. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

Gertrude Stein It is very difficult now that everybody is accustomed to everything to give some idea of the kind of uneasiness one felt when one first looked at all these pictures on these walls. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

They are not accustomed to taking meals with policemen, and they don’t like it accordingly. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Olaf Stapledon As I listened, I grew surprisingly accustomed to this new jargon. Collected Stories by Olaf Stapledon

Gertrude Stein A keen glance wet with accustomed perspiration. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein