- habitual or customary: her usual skill.
- commonly met with or observed in experience; ordinary: the usual January weather.
- commonplace; everyday: He says the usual things.
- something that is usual: He could expect only the usual.
- as usual, in the customary or usual manner: As usual, he forgot my birthday.
Origin of usual
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Examples from the Web for usually
These are young fathers, rural farmers, usually growing banana or coffee or subsistence crops.
“I usually see people head to the stationary bikes,” Steinbrick says.How to Survive the New Year ‘Gympocalypse’
January 6, 2015
But outside of a few European countries and Quebec, this leave is usually two weeks or less and usually unpaid.
As a company that is beholden to stockholders, Kate Spade usually lags, not leads trends.Handbags: The More You Pay, The Smaller They Shrink
December 29, 2014
While there are a couple of antibiotics that usually work, if they are overused they, too, may cease to be effective.Without Education, Antibiotic Resistance Will Be Our Greatest Health Crisis
December 19, 2014
I am bound to him by ties stronger than usually bind the hearts of women.
Pericles was usually represented with a helmet, to cover the deformity in his skull.
And I remember they were more than usually brilliant at that time.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
But Allister had not come in, although he was usually the first at a rendezvous.
But, because he won't submit, he usually runs foul of other men.
- customarily; at most times; in the ordinary course of events
- of the most normal, frequent, or regular type; customarythat's the usual sort of application to send
- ordinary or commonplace events (esp in the phrase out of the usual)
- the usual informal the habitual or usual drink, meal, etc
Word Origin and History for usually
late 14c., from Old French usuel (late 13c.), from Late Latin usualis "ordinary," from Latin usus "custom" (see use). The usual suspects is from a line delivered by Claude Rains (as a French police inspector) in "Casablanca" (1942).