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Synonyms for used to

accustomed to

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  • accustomed to
  • familiar with
  • in the habit of
  • given to
  • at home in
  • attuned to
  • tolerant of
  • wont to
  • inured to
  • hardened to
  • habituated to

Synonyms for used to

in the habit

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Sometimes on Sundays, if they were drunk enough, they used to throw her a penny or two, into the mud, and Marie would silently pick up the money.
I keep remembering locoed horses I used to see on the range when I was a boy.
When the lesson was over, we used to go up to the watermelon patch behind the garden.
My mistress used to go to class meeting at the Wilk Street meetinghouse every Monday after- noon, and leave me to take care of the house.
I used to run with them, and had great fun; we used to gallop all together round and round the field as hard as we could go.
How lovely she used to look with the morning sun turning her hair to golden mist, and dancing in the blue deeps of her eyes; and once when by chance she had forgotten to fasten her gown, I caught glimpses of a bosom that was like two happy handfuls of wonderful white cherries .
He used to tell me that I was the most beautiful woman in Louisiana, he was so proud of me and the children.
Sayce maintained that all European philosophy since Aristotle has been dominated by the fact that the philosophers spoke Indo-European languages, and therefore supposed the world, like the sentences they were used to, necessarily divisible into subjects and predicates.
Over conceits of this sort the poor gentleman lost his wits, and used to lie awake striving to understand them and worm the meaning out of them; what Aristotle himself could not have made out or extracted had he come to life again for that special purpose.
But they soon got used to it; and they used to think it great fun to watch Jip, the dog, sweeping his tail over the floor with a rag tied onto it for a broom.
I used to be in the government service, but am no longer.
He used to come here sometimes, and I used to see him walking about Papeete.
Later, at sea, he used to refer to La Senora in a particular tone and I knew that henceforth his devotion was not for me alone.
I used to look out for her hopefully as I crossed the sala in my comings and goings, but I was not rewarded with a glimpse of the tail of her dress.
Can he be the great, grave gentleman upon whose stick I used to ride crosslegged, the care-worn man into whose thoughtful face I used to gaze with childish reverence and whom I used to call "father?