American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. As a general rule; usually: ordinarily home by six.
- adv. In the commonplace or usual manner: ordinarily dressed pedestrians on the street.
- adv. To the usual extent or degree: an ordinarily small profit.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an ordinary manner. According to established rules or settled method; in accordance with an established order.
- Commonly; usually; in most cases.
- adv. obsolete In accordance with normal custom or routine; as a matter of established occurrence.
- adv. Usually or as a general rule; commonly.
- adv. In the usual manner; unexceptionally.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. According to established rules or settled method; as a rule; commonly; usually; in most cases.
- adv. under normal conditions
- From ordinary + -ly. (Wiktionary)
“The title ordinarily conferred is that of count prefixed to the family name, which title is either merely personal or transferable by right of primogeniture in the male line.”
“Hikigaeru' is the term ordinarily used for a bullfrog.”
“His palate, though untutored, was naturally a good one, and he realised that even to call this liquid a drink — the term ordinarily used by him to designate cheap whisky, post-war beer or a dubious glass of claret in a Soho restaurant — was a sacrilege; this was something outside normal experience: a genie in a bottle.”
“The mysterious, earthy addition to pastas or sauces, that ordinarily is associated with fine dining and luxury, has become oppressive for these uptown residents.”
“While it ordinarily is a question of fact as to whether a driver's response to an emergency is reasonable, where, as here, the evidence establishes the reasonableness of the driver's response, summary judgment is appropriate.”
“Upon which the same disorder, confusion, and error follow, as would if a man, going to demonstrate something of an heptagon, should, in the diagram he took to do it, leave out one of the angles, or by oversight make the figure with one angle more than the name ordinarily imported, or he intended it should when at first he thought of his demonstration.”
“I did not get the context of the usage but ordinarily is that acceptable or did he mis-use the word algunas?”
“This throng of figures has extremely little of what ordinarily is called character.”
“The local judges, as we have remarked, were not what this technical title ordinarily means.”
“The titles ordinarily treat of the civil law (nomoi politikoi), as well as ecclesiastical law.”
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