Example sentences for: accustomed

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

  • We are accustomed to defending free markets as the guarantors of both liberty and prosperity, but here's a case where liberty and prosperity are at odds: By forcing people to act against their own self-interest in the short run, governments can make everybody more prosperous in the long run.

  • 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.

  • Yet he has not resolution to cease from his accustomed tasks.

  • The FBI is accustomed to carrying out sensitive intelligence collection operations in compliance with the law.

  • Yet at least for the CIA, part of the burden in tackling terrorism arose from the background we have described: an organization capable of attracting extraordinarily motivated people but institutionally averse to risk, with its capacity for covert action atrophied, predisposed to restrict the distribution of information, having difficulty assimilating new types of personnel, and accustomed to presenting descriptive reportage of the latest intelligence.


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