Example sentences for: accustomed

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

  • The mayor's abuse of power didn't bother those who had lived through far worse: "The people who came here in Daley's lifetime were accustomed to someone wielding power like a club, be it a czar, emperor, king, or rural sheriff," Royko noted.

  • With a life history accustomed to the formation of sea ice at critical points in their life cycle, Adélies are finding themselves faced with an unpredictable sea ice cycle that outpaces their ability to adapt.

  • After a while, Cleveland fans grew accustomed to the epithet and began using it themselves, gradually converting it into an unofficial nickname.

  • McDonald's problems began when he tried to impose his program on men in the Harlem shelter who were accustomed to getting their three squares with no questions asked.

  • It is likely that one's taste deteriorates under the continuous barrage of vulgarity: many who today admire the dadaists, cubists, surrealists, hard-edge realists, nonobjective and abstract artists would have reviled them, along with a significant percentage of the population, had they been dalive when their paintings first appeared, just as staid, conservative critics condemned the impressionists and advocates of other nouvelles vagues . Is it that we gradually become accustomed to what we first perceive as trash--as vulgarity--and become inured to it, or that we come to understand and, if not enamored of it, at least tolerate it as a legitimate form of expression?

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