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  • nounhabitual behavior pattern
  • adj.deeply ingrained

synonyms for second nature

  • acquired behavior
  • custom
  • familiarity
  • force of habit
  • habit
  • habit pattern
  • matter of course
  • deep-rooted
  • ingrained
  • instinctive
  • instinctual
  • natural
  • visceral
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This is one of the most striking manifestations of the better side of child-nature and deserves a chapter to itself.
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Of course the expression of this value is modified and characterized by the nature of the thing spoken of.
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On his head was the second-hand hat of some parvenu's coachman, gold lace, cockade and all.
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The beauty, the mystery,—this fierce sunshine or something—stir——' She hesitated for a fraction of a second.
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Roman Pane who accompanied Columbus on his second voyage alludes to another method of using the herb.
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He set down as the second the golden rule, “Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so to them.”
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By the second process, it is made to the advantage of the issuer of the notes to hasten their withdrawal himself.
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The pictures of flowers which this artist paints prove her to be a devoted lover of nature.
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At first startled, her second thought was that this would be the best possible thing which could happen.
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