addiction

Part of speech: noun

Habitual inclination; bent. addictedness.

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Usage examples "addiction":

  1. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.
  2. So that he advises me to stand on my guard; which I shall do, and unless my too- much addiction to pleasure undo me, will be acute enough for any of them. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  3. Drug addiction was obviously a convenient way to make the slaves forget their aches and fears, to keep them everlasting anxious to please whatever was necessary to make sure the precious, deadly ration never stopped. - "The Sky Is Falling", Lester del Rey.