habit (n.) Old form(s): habite , habites
dress, clothing, costume
1H4 I.ii.173[Prince Hal to Poins, of their companions] they will know us ... by our habits
1H6 V.i.28.1[stage direction] Enter Winchester, in cardinal's habit
CE IV.iii.52[Dromio of Syracuse to Antipholus of Syracuse, of the Courtesan as the devil's mother] here she comes in the habit of a light wench
Cym V.i.30[Posthumus alone] Let me make men know / More valour in me than my habits show
Cym V.iii.86[Second Captain to First Captain] a fourth man, in a silly habit
H5 III.vi.111[Montjoy to King Henry] You know me by my habit
H8 I.ii.122[King Henry to Queen Katherine, of Buckingham] he ... / Hath into monstrous habits put the graces / That once were his
H8 II.iv.1.3[stage direction] two Scribes, in the habit of doctors
H8 III.i.117[Queen Katherine to Campeius and Wolsey] If ye be anything but churchmen's habits
Ham I.iii.70[Polonius to Laertes] Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy
Ham III.iv.136[Hamlet to Gertrude] My father, in his habit as he lived!
KJ I.i.210[Bastard to all] not alone in habit and device, / Exterior form, outward accoutrement, / But from the inward motion
KL V.iii.186[Edgar to Albany, of his disguise] in this habit / Met I my father
LLL V.ii.401[Berowne to Rosaline] Nor never more in Russian habit wait
LLL V.ii.535[King, reading about the heroes in the pageant] These four will change habits and present the other five
Luc.a29[] Lucrece attired in mourning habit
MA IV.i.225[Friar to Leonato, of Hero] every lovely organ of her life / Shall come apparelled in more precious habit
MM III.i.180[disguised Duke to Provost, of Isabella] My mind promises with my habit no loss shall touch her by my company
MM IV.v.1[stage direction] Enter Duke, in his own habit, and Friar Peter
MM V.i.381[Duke to Isabella] Not changing heart with habit
MV III.iv.60[Portia to Nerissa, of being seen in disguise by their husbands] in such a habit / That they shall think we are accomplished / With that we lack
MW IV.vi.36[Fenton to Host, of Anne's white dress] in that habit, when Slender sees his time ... / She shall go with him
Per II.ii.56[Simonides to Lords] Opinion's but a fool, that makes us scan / The outward habit by the inward man
PP.1.11[] love's best habit is a soothing tongue
Sonn.138.11[] O love's best habit is in seeming trust [also: habitual behaviour]
TG II.vii.39[Lucetta to Julia] But in what habit will you go along?
TG V.iv.105[Julia to Proteus] let this habit make thee blush!
Tim IV.iii.114[Timon to Alcibiades] Strike me the counterfeit matron - / It is her habit only that is honest
Tim IV.iii.206[Apemantus to Timon] Why ... / This slave-like habit
Tim IV.iii.240[Apemantus to Timon] If thou didst put this sour cold habit on / To castigate thy pride, 'twere well
TN II.v.163[Malvolio to himself, of Olivia] [she] drives me to these habits of her liking
TN III.iv.74[Malvolio alone, of the letter's requirements] in the habit of some sir of note
TN V.i.213[Orsino to all, of Viola and Sebastian] One face, one voice, one habit, and two persons!
TN V.i.384[Orsino to Viola] when in other habits you are seen
TNK V.ii.1[stage direction] Enter ... Wooer in habit of Palamon [i.e. to look like Palamon]
TS II.i.39.2[stage direction] Enter Gremio, with Lucentio, disguised as Cambio, in the habit of a mean man
TS III.ii.99[Baptista to Petruchio, of Petruchio's clothing] doff this habit
TS IV.iii.170[Petruchio to Katherina, of the sun through clouds] So honour peereth in the meanest habit
TS V.i.65[Tranio as Lucentio to Vincentio] you seem a sober ancient gentleman by your habit
WT III.i.4[Dion to Cleomenes] the celestial habits ... and the reverence / Of the grave wearers