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Word Example of - habiting

    Example Sentences for habiting

    They are represented as in habiting numerous small islands in the vicinity of Sooloo: their origin is Badjow.

    From the street door he journeyed by himself to Balham, and habiting his face with grief, he related to Mr. Ward how Jacob died.

    One of his earliest adventures was the habiting himself in the uniform of an officer, and swaggering in it about town.

Word Origin & History of - habiting

    Word Origin & History

    habit early 13c., from O.Fr. habit, from L. habitus "condition, demeanor, appearance, dress," originally pp. of habere "to have, to hold, possess," from PIE base *ghabh- "to seize, take, hold, have, give, receive" (cf. Skt. gabhasti- "hand, forearm;" O.Ir. gaibim "I take, hold, I have," gabal "act of taking;" Lith. gabana "armful," gabenti "to remove;" Goth. gabei "riches;" O.E. giefan, O.N. gefa "to give"). Base sense probably "to hold," which can be either in offering or in taking. Applied in Latin to both inner and outer states of being, and taken over in both sense by English, though meaning ...of "dress" is now restricted to monks and nuns. Drug sense is from 1887. Habitual first attested 1520s.