- This instalment, given in a positive and rather lofty way, made plain the fact that in her enforced exile the distinguished lady not only deserved the thanks of every habitue of the hotel, but of the whole country around, for selecting the new establishment in which to pass the summer, instead of one of the more fashionable resorts elsewhere. - "The Tides of Barnegat", F. Hopkinson Smith.
- As an habitue in her family, this excellent lady had taken occasion to introduce to me a week or two before, the new- comer of whom I have spoken above- a departure from the ordinary rule of the establishment, which I felt to be a compliment, and which gave me, I presumed, a tacit claim to mix myself up in that young lady's destiny as deeply as I should find agreeable. - "The Portland Sketch Book", Various.
- It is no business of yours; you are not an habitue of the place. - "Colonel Thorndyke's Secret", G. A. Henty.