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
British Dictionary definitions for usual
Word Origin for usual
Word Origin and History 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).
Idioms and Phrases with usual
see as usual; business as usual.