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HABIT. A disposition or condition of the body or mind acquired by custom or a frequent repetition of the same act. See 2 Mart. Lo. Rep. N. S. 622.
     2. The habit of dealing has always an important bearing upon the construction of commercial contracts. A ratification will be inferred from the mere habit of dealing between the parties; as, if a broker has been accustomed to settle losses on policies in a particular manner, without any objection being made, or with the silent approbation of his principal, and he should afterward settle other policies in the same manner, to which no objection should be made within a reasonable time, a just presumption would arise of an implied ratification; for if the principal did not agree to such settlement he should have declared his dissent. 2 Bouv. Inst. 1313-14.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Now the saving of a large and complex structure, when rendered superfluous by the parasitic habits of the Proteolepas, though effected by slow steps, would be a decided advantage to each successive individual of the species; for in the struggle for life to which every animal is exposed, each individual Proteolepas would have a better chance of supporting itself, by less nutriment being wasted in developing a structure now become useless.
Wall Street analysts see The Habit Restaurants reporting earnings of 6 cents per share on revenue of $116.74 million.
When Freda is not coaching she can be found out walking or keeping up with her boys and their hectic football lifestyle Building healthy habits WE all know the feeling when you may have a few bad habits in your life, which stand in the way of a healthier lifestyle.
Talking to reporter on Thursday visitors of a local book store here at F-6 sector said major reason of decline in the habit of book reading was use of mobile phone and social media, that had engaged the youth and limited their recreational activities.
So, just what exactly is a keystone habit? And what makes it so important when it comes to building new habits?
The acquisition of Habit allows Viome to expand its core offering by tapping into Habit's robust insights for consumer behavior modification.
Chances are, if you are doing it for someone else, the moment that person is no longer in the picture, you will lose your resolve to cultivate that habit. Sure, you can recruit people to help you and cheer you on, but at the end of the day you will still have to live with yourself.
You write about how identity is a much more important part of habit change than most people realise.
If people were asked questions the day before they go to vote to make an identity-related phrase like 'I am a voter,' they were more likely to show up than if they were simply talking about a behavior, such as 'I plan to vote tomorrow.' There are a bunch of studies that show once you invoke a particular identity, you're more likely to stick to the habit in the long run.
The most common habit in medical students was chewing lips (n=365, 66.5%).
We are all creatures of habit. In fact, at least 40 per cent of everything we do each day is a repeat performance.