One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘father's habitual complaints and strictures’
constant, persistent, continual, continuous, perpetual, non-stop, recurrent, repeated, frequent
interminable, incessant, ceaseless, endless, relentless, unrelenting, never-ending, unremitting, sustained, unabating
inveterate, confirmed, addicted, compulsive, obsessive, incorrigible, hardened, ingrained, dyed-in-the-wool, chronic, by habit, regular
informal pathological, hooked
3‘the commuters assembled in their habitual positions along the platform’
customary, accustomed, regular, usual, normal, set, fixed, established, routine, common, ordinary, familiar, traditional, typical, general, characteristic, standard, time-honoured
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