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.”
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How to use of course in a sentence
Living in a sort of dreamtime characterizes experience now, as the Moon is void-of-course a few times this week.
With the Moon squaring Jupiter then void-of-course, a financial opportunity may be riskier than it appears.
Some void-of-course Moon maneuvers provide desired emotional detachment.
The foolishness would not be so noticeable if the Brokenness were not so hideous and genuine and actual and matter-of-course.I, Mary MacLane | Mary MacLane
Even speak his decision for him, as though it were a matter-of-course.Certain Success | Norval A. Hawkins
At evening he went home with Mr. Hobart in the most matter-of-course way.Holiday Stories for Young People | Various
Not merely the politicians but the bulk of the people accepted this in a matter-of-course way as the only proper attitude.Theodore Roosevelt | Theodore Roosevelt
The people accepted and practiced in a matter-of-course way as quite proper things which they would not now tolerate.Theodore Roosevelt | Theodore Roosevelt