by/from force of habit

Definition of by/from force of habit

  1. :  without thinking because it is what one usually does <He reached into his pocket for his keys by/from force of habit.>

Word by Word Definitions

forceplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  to do violence to

    :  rape

    :  to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means

habitplay
  1. :  clothing

    :  a costume characteristic of a calling, rank, or function

    :  a costume worn for horseback riding

  1. :  clothe, dress


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