Reckless disregard for the truth is a habit at the heart of the Romney enterprise.
Obviously, we don't want to make a habit of this sort of thing.
As Ron Fournier is in the habit of reporting, big time Democrats have reached just about the same conclusion.
Her “habit” soon consisted of two bottles of gin a day, and a bottle of vodka before she got out of bed.
Prince Charles seems to be making a habit out of sneaking surprisingly candid announcements out on his new website.
And the great aim of education is the cultivation of the habit of abstraction.
The things are all in my chamber; I want nothing but the habit.
He was markedly polite to Jimmy Urquhart, much more so than his habit was.
Sometimes I thought he was more troubled than was his habit.
Their difference in habit, temperament, thought—all became plain.
early 13c., "characteristic attire of a religious or clerical order," from Old French habit, abit (12c.) "clothing, (ecclesiastical) habit; conduct," from Latin habitus "condition, demeanor, appearance, dress," originally past participle of habere "to have, to hold, possess," from PIE root *ghabh- "to seize, take, hold, have, give, receive" (cf. Sanskrit gabhasti- "hand, forearm;" Old Irish gaibim "I take, hold, I have," gabal "act of taking;" Lithuanian gabana "armful," gabenti "to remove;" Gothic gabei "riches;" Old English giefan, Old Norse gefa "to give").
Base sense probably "to hold," which can be either in offering or in taking. Applied in Latin to both inner and outer states of being, and taken over in both sense by English, though meaning of "dress" is now restricted to monks and nuns. Meaning "customary practice" is early 14c. Drug sense is from 1887.
mid-14c., "to dwell," from Old French habiter "to dwell, inhabit; have dealings with," from Latin habitare "to live, dwell," frequentative of habere "to have, to hold, possess" (see habit (n.)). Meaning "to dress" is from 1580s; "to habituate" from 1610s; "to make a habit of" from 1660s. Related: Habited; habiting.
habit hab·it (hāb'ĭt)
A recurrent, often unconscious, pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition.
An addiction, especially to a narcotic drug.