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- n. A natural or logical outcome.
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- n. A natural or logical outcome
- n. An expected or customary outcome
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- n. an inevitable ending
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The Dukes of York and Kent and a body of notables formed a committee to look into the causes of the distress, and purely as a matter of course they called upon Mr. Owen, the philanthropist, to present his views.
St. Basil's authority was equal to St. Anthony's among the leaders of Palestinian monasticism; yet they took it as a matter of course that life in the laura was the most perfect, though under ordinary circumstances it should not be entered upon before an apprenticeship had been served in a cenobium.
Laurence Fitzgibbon had also just been over about his election, and had been returned as a matter of course for his father's county.
Originally the word scribe meant "scrivener"; but rapidly it was accepted as a matter of course that the scribe who copies the Law knows the Law best, and is its most qualified expounder: accordingly the word came to mean more than it implies etymologically.
Oliveyards are a matter of course in descriptions of the country like vines and cornfields.
And when William T. Vartrey (of the Lichfield Iron Works) was gathered to his grandfathers, in the following autumn, Mr. Kennaston was rather as a matter of course elected to succeed him in the vestry.
For in a long appreciation to Zeitzler (which as a matter of course would have been seen by Hitler) he had written,
Tavara was the Allimir girl who had been seeing to Belegir — shy as a fawn she was, but judged against Belegir, all of the Allimir commonfolk were timid little things, ill-at-ease with the magic that Belegir lived with as a matter of course and that even Glory had come to take for granted.
This would be a matter of course in Andor, though he would have to be a woman " she actually grinned, in apparently genuine amusement " or in any other land save Murandy, where matters are much the same as here in Altara.
The boys took it as a matter of course that we were to cut out hams and flitches; and we therefore did so, though I warned them that they — need not expect much pleasure in eating bacon from a tough old African boar like this.