habit (n.) Old form(s): habite
behaviour, bearing, demeanour
AYL III.ii.288[Rosalind to Celia, of Orlando] I will speak to him like a saucy lackey, and under that habit play the knave with him
CE IV.iii.52[Dromio of Syracuse to Antipholus of Syracuse, of the Courtesan] here she comes in the habit of a light wench
E3 I.ii.146[Countess to King Edward] a country swain, / Whose habit rude and manners blunt and plain / Presageth nought
Ham I.iv.29[Hamlet to Horatio] some habit that too much o'er-leavens / The form of plausive manners
Ham III.iv.163[Hamlet to Gertrude] That monster custom, who all sense doth eat, / Of habits devil [the evil controller of our behaviour]
LLL V.ii.758[Berowne to ladies, of love being like an eye] Full of straying shapes, of habits, and of forms
Luc.1814[of Brutus' previous behaviour] But now he throws that shallow habit by
MV II.ii.177[Gratiano to Bassanio] If I do not put on a sober habit, ... never trust me more
TN V.i.213[Orsino to all, of Sebastian and Viola as Cesario] One face, one voice, one habit, and two persons!
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