matter-of-course love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Proceeding as a natural consequence; following naturally as a thing to be expected or about which there can be no question.

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  • adj. expected or depended upon as a natural or logical outcome


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  • Maybe the mayor-elect wrote this way because he actually sees this thing, this election of these two women, this way: just a matter-of-course.

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  • White Americans of my age and experience had and have to confront those racial prejudices imbibed as a matter-of-course, before we knew we were imbibing them.

    David Mamet: Bigotry Pins Blame on Jews

  • Thus giving the rest of the world the impression that it's soupy down here, as a matter-of-course.


  • I was thinking how best to improve this advantage, if it might be called one, when he took up the conversation in such a matter-of-course way, so assuming that there could be no serious question of fact between us, that I felt myself placed in the weakest of positions.

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  • His shrewd and matter-of-course probity in all money concerns had made him something of an autocrat in connection with these trusts.

    To Let

  • Hand, foot, intellect and heart were the matter-of-course requirements.

    Swan Song

  • Maurice had a sudden vision of bliss; but no sooner had Louise appeared again, with the shopman bowing behind her, then Ephie came round to his side, with a naive, matter-of-course air that admitted of no rebuff, and asked him to carry her opera-glass.

    Maurice Guest

  • But to her surprise that lady, who indeed never fell into the mere matter-of-course, said to her in a few moments

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • Cutting other cars off is a matter-of-course activity.

    The Glorieta From Hell

  • He checked his instruments and made a matter-of-course report upwards.

    The Tar-Aiym Krang


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