accustomed accustomed  /ə ˈkə stəmd/


  1. (adj) (often followed by `to') in the habit of or adapted to
  2. (adj) commonly used or practiced; usual



  1. As Pakistan went to the polls in February, Kayani kept the army out of sight, a first in a nation long accustomed to election results tinged by a khaki shadow.
  2. As the climate changes, animals may be forced to move out of the habitats they're accustomed to like human refugees.
  3. I was accustomed to the atmosphere in New York.


  1. Yellow Ribbon Program Helps Soldiers Ease Back Into Life At Home

    When we first met Amy Wasik at home in Cromwell last summer, she was taking care of her dog's nine new puppies, running her two daughters around to activities, becoming accustomed to the surprise baby she was carrying and preparing to say goodbye to her husband, Dave, who was leaving for Bahrain with the Connecticut National Guard.        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant

  2. Miss Utah Flub Demonstrates Gender Pay Gap’s PR Problem

    Last night’s Miss Utah flub during the Miss USA pageant is the sort of contestant freeze up to which we’ve become accustomed, and poor 21-year-old Marissa Powell was clearly out of her depth when asked about the gender pay gap. The question from Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes prompting the Miss Utah flub referenced... Read more » Miss Utah Flub Demonstrates Gender Pay Gap’s PR ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  3. Granddaughter's illness reverses roles for Lancaster pastor

    The Rev. Roland P. Forbes Jr. of Ebenezer Baptist Church is accustomed to being called upon as a source of comfort for church members dealing with traumatic illnesses, but he has never faced a situation like he is in now.Forbes granddaughter Mahkiya Tate, a 5-year-old who loves to go to church weari...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online


  1. "We're all accustomed to the fact that if it's an NFL playoff game and there's a call that's in question, there will be a statement by the league from the referee. But FIFA operates differently and soccer is a different game," Bradley said.
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Bob Bradley Source: USA Today

  2. "They are very strong in attack and defense, even though in attack they are not living up to the level that we're accustomed to seeing," Marquez said. "But they have big players that can make the difference at any moment."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Rafael Marquez Source: The Associated Press

  3. "We are likely going to have to become accustomed to evacuating more frequently than when we were younger," Jindal said.
    on Sep 8, 2008 By: Bobby Jindal Source: Houston Chronicle

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