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- adverb For the most part; generally.
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- adverb set phrase, focus
mostly, generally; with few exceptions
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- adverb usually; as a rule
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[Earlier, to (the wind) and off it, in one direction and another (said of the manner of handling a sailing vessel) : by, toward + large, with the wind abaft the beam.]
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From sailing: a ship may (or may not) sail well both close by the wind, and large, downwind, with sheets extended.
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