"Oh, I guess it wouldn't hurt them," said Yates, with a lack of tact that was not habitual.
In Rose's eyes, the habitual look of patience and understanding deepened.
"See here, Hewson," St. John said, with his habitual lack of manners.
Vernon was silent: none of his habitual defences served him in this hour.
A shade of some habitual sternness had crept over the features.