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Definition of "wont to" [wont to]

  • In the habit (adjective)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "wont to" in a sentence
  • "It began, “Chief among the number phases of lawlessness which first attracted attention in the South at the close of the Civil War was that of producing what government officials are wont to denominate illicit whiskey.”"
  • "English people are wont to boast, leading them to welcome a foreign usurper and foreign troops for no other reason than to obtain their assistance against their Catholic fellow-subjects, in part to do precisely what the latter were falsely accused of doing in the time of Elizabeth."
  • "They also captured the Totersten or Walckvögel with their hands, but were obliged to take good care that these birds did not bite them on the arms or legs with their beaks, which are very strong, thick and hooked; for they are wont to bite desperately hard."
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