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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Accepted or habitual practice.

Usage examples (34)
  • Manners are the happy ways of doing things; each one a stroke of genius or of love, now repeated and hardened into usage.
  • The most common complaint about the European model of train usage is that it is skewed towards passenger travel.
  • The only way it at all bothers me in usage is when it is overused or redundant, as in, “These ONES are the shoes I want.”
  • Consistency in usage is desirable but perfect consistency is very hard indeed to attain even for the most professional publishers. for more
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