In the customary or expected order, naturally, as in The new minister did not, of course, fire the church secretary. This usage, first recorded in 1548, employs course in the sense of “ordinary procedure.”
Certainly, as in Of course I'll answer the phone, or Are you going to the meeting?—Of course. [Early 1800s] Also see matter of course.
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Its biggest asset, of course, is the steely Atwell, who never asks you to feel sorry for Carter despite all the sexism around her.
The U.S. military has said it is too early to make any conclusions, other than the war is on course.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Competition is there, of course, but I think there is enough business for everyone as long as the demand is there,” he says.
All of these far future speculations, of course, depend on a series of “ifs.”
And of course, Rod, being Rod, goes for it a hundred percent; his mouth drops open and he says, ‘What?’The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And she would be wearing some of the jewels with the white dress—just a few, not many, of course.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
Of course, considerations of weight have to be taken into account, but the more mould round the roots the better.
Of course the expression of this value is modified and characterized by the nature of the thing spoken of.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
What course was taken to supply that assembly when any noble family became extinct?Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
Of course it is only the hardiest Ferns which can be expected to grow well in the town garden.