verb (used with object), wont, wont or wont·ed, wont·ing.
verb (used without object), wont, wont or wont·ed, wont·ing.
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Origin of wont
OTHER WORDS FROM wontwontless, adjective
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Definition for wont (2 of 2)
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH won'twon't , wont
Example sentences from the Web for wont
Forgive my candor, though such is my wont, but much like that moose on a spit, Bernie is dead.
The U.K. tabloids, as is their wont, have branded her “shameless,” “sordid,” and “the scourge of society.”The X Factor of Sex Invades Britain: Rebecca More’s ‘Sex Tour’ Enrages UK Politicians|Marlow Stern|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It has been, as contestants on TV talent shows are wont to say, a “journey.”Angelina Jolie's Wedding Dress Was Crazy Brilliant|Tim Teeman|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Allen responded with his own op-ed in the Times, and the media, as is their wont, proceeded to pick sides.Woody Allen on ‘Magic in the Moonlight,’ the Crisis in Gaza, and Those Allegations|Marlow Stern|July 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As celebrities on the movie promotion circuit are wont to do, Cameron Diaz is hawking her latest cause celebre.Waxing: Damned if You Do and Damned if You Don’t: How Pubic Hair Became Political|Emily Shire|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In discussing Duns Scotus, I have given less from his writings than has been my wont with other philosophers.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
Later on, I believe, a child is wont to have his favourite colour, and to be ready to defend it against the preferences of others.
He had been wont to do this on other occasions, because the enemy with nine ships was within sight of the fort.
In cases in which no attempt is made to ignore the accusation, the small wits are wont to be busy discovering exculpations.
Yet the feeling is in most children weak and vacillating, and is wont to be mixed with other and less noble ones.