In the normal, habitual, or accustomed way, as in As usual, he forgot to put away the milk. This idiom was first recorded in 1716. Also see business as usual.
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Example sentences from the Web for as usual
The judges who handle arraignments at criminal court in all five boroughs have a small fraction of their usual caseloads.
Larson, as usual, instills gravitas and agency in an otherwise underwritten character.
I know that one day in the near (ish) future, we will return to our usual hikes and bike rides.
But, under the hawkish eye of the media and through a heavily active social media presence, she carried on as usual.Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability on ‘The Pinkprint’|Rawiya Kameir|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over the years, Crawford has been largely silent, speaking out only for an as-told-to obituary to Houston published in Esquire.Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline|Kevin Fallon|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We had six field-pieces, but we only took four, harnessed wit twice the usual number of horses.
As usual the dinner was recherché, for the Pandemonium chef enjoyed a world-wide reputation.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
This habit and the fact that she cares more for color than for drawing are the usual criticisms of her pictures.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
The lady in black, creeping behind them, looked a trifle paler and more jaded than usual.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Toward the close of it were the usual number of toasts in honour of Liszt, to which he responded in rather a bored sort of way.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay