Definition of accustomed in English:



  • attributive Customary; usual.

    ‘his accustomed route’
    • ‘I ordered all the drivers to carry out the accustomed work at the usual hours, which was done.’
    • ‘Unable to take their accustomed walks beside the sea, people read books, leading to an increase in borrowing at Ipswich library.’
    • ‘This play between liminal and subliminal is an accustomed part of a novelist's technique.’
    • ‘You nodded to them to show you were fine, and then settled in your accustomed chair.’
    • ‘My uncle's familiar voice filled with his accustomed brisk sternness answered.’
    • ‘She rocked the gleaming harp towards her, nestling it into its accustomed spot on her right shoulder.’
    • ‘They were pushed out of their accustomed habitat and almost all began farming themselves.’
    • ‘The results seemed excellent, and he found himself able to work again with his accustomed acumen and vigour.’
    • ‘Ian stood, his head down and eyes lowered, in his accustomed stance of subservience.’
    • ‘But he sings with his accustomed passion and the voice is holding up very well.’
    • ‘The strange look of anger on her face quickly subsided, and her accustomed cheer returned.’
    • ‘New Zealand threw into 10 lineouts and not once was the fly-half in the accustomed role of first receiver.’
    • ‘What it wanted was its accustomed fare of light entertainment, something to help escape from the working week.’
    • ‘Harry was already sleeping in his accustomed place and, unusually, Dolly came up to rest near my feet.’
    • ‘In assessing financial needs, a court will have regard to a person's age, health and accustomed standard of living.’
    • ‘We like to cuddle up in an accustomed environment, we tend to gravitate towards faces we can identify ourselves with.’
    • ‘Like Francis, most of the characters in this drama are today continuing in their accustomed roles.’
    • ‘Thus, in many ways qualitative research cuts across the grain of accustomed research practice.’
    • ‘These are the poems of a man casting his accustomed cultural archaeological gaze on himself.’
    • ‘Despite the foul weather, the hosts managed to keep the ball flowing in their accustomed style, and had a number of candidates for man of the match.’
    customary, usual, normal, habitual, familiar, regular, routine, ordinary, typical, traditional, conventional, established, common, general, standard, prevailing, confirmed, fixed, set, settled, stock
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