Example sentences for: accustomed

How can you use “accustomed” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • For example, critics pilloried ultimate fighting because competitors fought with bare knuckles: To a nation accustomed to boxing gloves, this seemed revolting, an invitation to brain damage.

  • This hiss, the noise level in her voice, like Glenn Gould's humming as he played the piano or the squeaking of Andrés Segovia's fingers on the strings of his guitar, makes her unusual today, when most singers are trained in the discipline of steely perfection and when our ears have become accustomed to the sharp-edged sounds of a compact disc, surrounded by undiluted digital silence.

  • We're so accustomed to spin that common sense sounds like treason.)

  • Human beings are accustomed to a certain amount of imprecision in language: not only does each of use give a slightly different interpretation to the concepts represented by words like good, justice, and God, but our speech is peppered with expressions like I mean, Y' know , and I don't get you . But in the field of learning disabilities, itself a vague, catch-all term suggestive of many interpretations, the onomasiological problem reached such a state of confusion some years ago-- as described in Chapter Two of the subject book-- that in 1964 the U.S. government commissioned a task force devoted to the terminology alone.

  • The Japanese spell and pronounce what they hear and are accustomed to pronounce, much as Americans are inclined to say “Kindagarden,” “ekscape,” “lawnjeray,” “asterik,” and “ekcetera.”


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