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Friday, 30 September 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Habitual


Habitual: adjective - inherent or latent in the mental constitution; of the nature of or fixed by a habit; constantly repeated or continued; customary; given to a specific habit; usual, constant, continual.

'Jennifer wore her habitual gown of gossamer over skin that was tanned by habitual worship of the sun.'

'Long custom, combined with ignorance, intolerance and prejudicial fear made the torture and demonization of pagan women habitual at the hands of the religious authorities.'

30 September 1861 William Wrigley, who founded Wrigley’s Chewing Gum Company, was born. Those who blame the producer for the sins of the users might wish to curse him for the sticky mess his products leave on our streets and elsewhere.

Pic: The beck at Staithes, North Yorkshire.

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