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matter of course


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A natural or logical outcome.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A natural or logical outcome
  • n. An expected or customary outcome

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • 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.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Laurence Fitzgibbon had also just been over about his election, and had been returned as a matter of course for his father's county.

    Phineas Finn

  • 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.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Oliveyards are a matter of course in descriptions of the country like vines and cornfields.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • 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.

    The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions

  • 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.

    The Warslayer

  • 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.

    Lord of Chaos

  • 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.

    Swiss Family Robinson


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