acquire the habit

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Now, there is a man I must acquire the habit of terrifying.
I cannot allow him to acquire the habit of expecting to be recompensed for every trifling service he may render.
We urge all Ghanaians to acquire the habit, not only to clean up our surroundings but most importantly, let us all learn how not to make our environment dirty in the first place.
We can derive a particular charge for Catholic universities from this point: if it is difficult to acquire the habit of connecting fields of knowledge in the effort to address complex problems, and if the universities are the place in which the fields of knowledge are cultivated and taught to each generation of students, then the Catholic university in particular in responding to the call of this encyclical should give renewed attention to enabling students to begin acquiring the habit of connecting different modes of inquiry in search of solutions to the pressing problems of the world.
ey quickly acquire the habit of working hard and they are very clear about the boundaries that are set for their conduct.
The proposals might keep some young people from becoming addicted to tobacco, but above all they point to a disturbing fact: Most smokers acquire the habit before they can buy cigarettes legally.
As soon as men and women learn the utilitarian lesson and refuse to take for granted the traditional arrangements that their social environment makes for them, as soon as they acquire the habit of weighing the individual advantages and disadvantages of any prospective course of action--or, as we might also put it, as soon as they introduce into their private life a sort of inarticulate system of cost accounting--they cannot fail to become aware of the heavy personal sacrifices that family ties and especially parenthood entail under modern conditions and of the fact that at the same time, excepting the cases of farmers and peasants, children cease to be economic assets.
Your grandchildren will only acquire the habit of washing their hands after going to the loo if they're coaxed to do so at home too.
A place where you can acquire the habit of healthy eating and exercise," said Pam Korbely of Curves, Bahrain.
He urges people to acquire the habit of saving and mentions ISAs as one possible vehicle.
People acquire the habit of complaining because they don't have real goals to keep them busy.
His father comes up with yet another gem about it never being too late to acquire the habit of bathing more frequently.