Definition of 'accustomed'
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The accustomed places brought back the accustomed habits and trains of thought. North and South (1855)They do so in the accustomed position of underdogs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yet they are not the club to which we have become accustomed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have become quite accustomed to an undercurrent of criticism of our large grocery chains. SHOPPED: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets (2004)He has now become accustomed to his isolation. Coping With Sudden Hair Loss (1988)His accustomed role has bred an industry of clichés. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But his accustomed role of the quiet man suits him better. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But will it be enough to keep the drug companies in the manner to which they have become accustomed? Times, Sunday Times (2006)They want their accustomed place, where past champions first practised. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You need to dig deep before planting rhubarb and the asparagus that will help keep you fed in the style to which you have become accustomed. The Sun (2010)In fasting, the patient may experience withdrawal reactions in which his accustomed symptoms get worse for a few days before they get better. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)In the intervening years, we have become far more accustomed to the Russians on their regular visits. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Instead, we can set ourselves the task of looking on a regular basis for those places where our accustomed explanations for things do not hold so well. The Constraints of Corporate Tradition (1987)Marriage didn't bring me enormous financial rewards or provide me with a gilded lifestyle to which I had become accustomed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We have devoted considerable staff time and expenditure to holding the exam boards to account, an annual ritual to which we have become accustomed, if not resigned. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'accustomed'
British English: accustomed ADJECTIVE
to be accustomed to sth | to be accustomed to doing sth If you are accustomed to something, you know it so well or have experienced it so often that it seems natural, unsurprising, or easy to deal with.
I was accustomed to being the only child at a table full of adults.
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