wonted
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈwoʊntɪd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈwɔːntɪd/, /ˈwɑːntɪd/

Adjective

wonted

  1. Usual, customary, habitual, or accustomed.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Qveene. […], London: Printed [by John Wolfe] for VVilliam Ponsonbie, OCLC 960102938 ↗, book II, canto XII, stanza 31, pages 370–371 ↗:
      They were faire Ladies, till they fondly ſtriu’d / With th’Heliconian maides for mayſtery; / Of whom they ouer-comen, were depriu’d / Of their proud beautie, and th’one moyity / Transform’d to fiſh, for their bold ſurquedry, / But th’vpper halfe their hew retayned ſtill, / And their ſweet skill in wonted melody; / Which euer after they abuſd to ill, / T’allure weake traueillers, whom gotten they did kill.
    • 1836, Charles Dickens, Sketches by Boz: illustrative of every-day life and every-day people:
      Rose Villa has once again resumed its wonted appearance; the dining-room furniture has been replaced; the tables are as nicely polished as formerly; the horsehair chairs are ranged against the wall, as regularly as ever [...]
    • 2008, William Dean Howells, A Hazard of New Fortunes:
      Superficially, the affairs of 'Every Other Week' settled into their wonted form again, and for Fulkerson they seemed thoroughly reinstated.
    • 2008 (tr.?), Lodovico Ariosto, Orlando Furioso:
      But not with wonted welcome;—inly moved [...]
Related terms Translations
  • French: habitué
  • Russian: привы́чный



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