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Though his practices were a little suspected, they had never been discovered.

He practices a frightful dance, and remarks at intervals, "Jewhillikins."

Many reasons were assigned by railroad men in justification of their practices.

May not a similar motive have originated the Greek practices?

After the practices of adulteration naturally follow the practices of retail trade.

The Supreme Council of Castile might anon condemn him for his practices.

It is much that he does not accept the conventional opinions and practices.

It was quite in consonance with his desires and his practices.

One can add it without incongruity to one's former beliefs and practices.

It has even been denied that the prevalence of Neo-Malthusian practices counts at all.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "to do, act;" early 15c., "to follow or employ; to carry on a profession," especially medicine, from Old French pratiser, practiser "to practice," alteration of practiquer, from Medieval Latin practicare "to do, perform, practice," from Late Latin practicus "practical," from Greek praktikos "practical" (see practical).

From early 15c. as "to perform repeatedly to acquire skill, to learn by repeated performance;" mid-15c. as "to perform, to work at, exercise." Related: Practiced; practicing.

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