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habit: the common mod. sense of ‘settled practice, custom’ occurs only three times (Gent. V. iv. 1, Mer.V. I. ii. 62, Ham. I. iv. 29), the usual S. meanings being ‘dress, garb’ and ‘bearing, demeanour’, which are app. blended in some exx.
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1.4
    • William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 5.4
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 1.2
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