Behavior that has become automatic through long practice or frequent repetition.
(idiomatic) An act that has been repeated to the point where the performance of the act becomes automatic.
"Only force of habit will explain why people today do honor to Christopher Columbus." - New York Times, 1937
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forces of habit
Force-of-habit Sentence Examples
The belief that libertarianism denies the binding force of habit or the gradual development of unchecked tendencies in character depends upon a similar misconception.
Feeling their incapacity they no longer embarked on great political schemes; and the army, the instrument by which such schemes were carried on, was only held together by the force of habit.
Sometimes sought out, sometimes rejected, sometimes around by force of habit or mere happenstance.
Apparently she had forgotten her age and by force of habit employed all the old feminine arts.
Here and there a couple of bees, by force of habit and custom cleaning out the brood cells, with efforts beyond their strength laboriously drag away a dead bee or bumblebee without knowing why they do it.