Origin of usual
Examples from the Web for 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
The broader issue is also playing out without the usual toxicity.
Then, it is likely they hoisted it, as usual, at the end of the jib-boom?The Red Rover|James Fenimore Cooper
Then suppose A raises offspring in the usual way from eggs, what relation are these young to B?
As usual she seemed to read my thoughts and understand them.Kent Knowles: Quahaug|Joseph C. Lincoln
The undemonstrativeness of the act, so unlike her usual volcanic energy, touched him out of prudence.The Californians|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
His long, aristocratic face wore a more melancholy, pensive air than usual.Captain Blood|Rafael Sabatini
Word Origin for usual
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).
see as usual; business as usual.