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adjective as in in the habit of

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Forgive my candor, though such is my wont, but much like that moose on a spit, Bernie is dead.

The U.K. tabloids, as is their wont, have branded her “shameless,” “sordid,” and “the scourge of society.”

It has been, as contestants on TV talent shows are wont to say, a “journey.”

Allen responded with his own op-ed in the Times, and the media, as is their wont, proceeded to pick sides.

As celebrities on the movie promotion circuit are wont to do, Cameron Diaz is hawking her latest cause celebre.

In discussing Duns Scotus, I have given less from his writings than has been my wont with other philosophers.

Later on, I believe, a child is wont to have his favourite colour, and to be ready to defend it against the preferences of others.

He had been wont to do this on other occasions, because the enemy with nine ships was within sight of the fort.

In cases in which no attempt is made to ignore the accusation, the small wits are wont to be busy discovering exculpations.

Yet the feeling is in most children weak and vacillating, and is wont to be mixed with other and less noble ones.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wont, such as: given, accustomed, inclined, used, and used to.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.