Definition of by/from force of habit
- He reached into his pocket for his keys by/from force of habit.
: strength or energy exerted or brought to bear : cause of motion or change : active power
used with a number to indicate the strength of the wind according to the Beaufort scale
: moral or mental strength
: to do violence to
: to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means
: to make or cause especially through natural or logical necessity
: a settled tendency or usual manner of behavior
: an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary
: clothe, dress
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