from The Century Dictionary.

  • Usual; customary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Archaic Usual; customary.

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  • adjective archaic Usual; customary.


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accustom + -ary


  • Within the room all was tranquil enough, for Susan having disappeared with the others, there were soon only her father and herself remaining; and he, taking out a newspaper, the accustomary loan of a neighbour, applied himself to studying it, without seeming to recollect her existence.

    Mansfield Park

  • And this is the message he will be put across to the 54-member organisation's heads of government summit in Edinburgh on Friday, with New Labour's accustomary promotional glitz.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • I had not been two minutes in the dining-room before he questioned me with all his accustomary eager interest about

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters A Family Record

  • This first time will make it more accustomary, the first is also commonly the worst.

    The Ten Pleasures of Marriage and the Second Part, The Confession of the New Married Couple

  • Of every accomplishment accustomary to my sex, I was Mistress.

    Love And Freindship

  • As for the latter, it seems to be nothing else but the saying Amen to the Presage, uttered in his accustomary form of Speech, as if he should say, you of the invisible Kingdom of Spirits, have given the Token of my sudden Departure, and you say true, I shall be with you by and by.

    The Iron Chest of Durley

  • Bates took his accustomary position on the book-keeper's stool and spread his long hands out on his knees.

    Tess of the Storm Country

  • I had not been two minutes in the dining-room before my uncle questioned me with all his accustomary eager interest about Frank and Charles, their views and intentions.

    Jane Austen: Her Homes and Her Friends

  • She came in and up to my chair as usual -- but she did not say her accustomary cold good morning.

    Man and Maid

  • The disgrace of his first marriage might, perhaps, as there was no reason to suppose it perpetuated by offspring, have been got over, had he not done worse; but he had, as by the accustomary intervention of kind friends, they had been informed, spoken most disrespectfully of them all, most slightingly and contemptuously of the very blood he belonged to, and the honours which were hereafter to be his own.



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