second nature

NOUN
  1. acquired behavior that is practiced so long it seems innate
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How To Use second nature In A Sentence

  • This is because it is second nature for them to pose their questions at the level of the individual organism.
  • With his gentle disposition – the impeccable manners seem second nature rather than an actorly affectation – you rather wonder how Redmayne will cope with the spotlight. Eddie Redmayne: the loneliness of being a hot young actor
  • Effective training and appraisal must also become second nature; in a large charity, this should be a condition for becoming a trustee. Times, Sunday Times
  • You have to frequent these sites often and read a lot of posts before this language becomes second nature. Times, Sunday Times
  • And having achieved his narrow victory, the famous flip-flop on fundamental issues was second nature to him.
  • He's been teaching for so long that it's second nature to him.
  • The seasons, frighteningly unfamiliar to your average cook, are second nature to Susan and Margaret.
  • But you just get over that barrier and it becomes second nature. Times, Sunday Times
  • The album may venture into uncharted territory, but it sounds like second nature. Times, Sunday Times
  • He was not what might be called convivial, though fond of good company - very little wine affecting him - so that a certain self-control became second nature to him. "Marse Henry" : an autobiography,
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