ordinarily ordinarily  /ˌɔr də ˈnɛ rə li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) under normal conditions

Usage(s):

  1. Here's one for the kids: a site that features characters from the popular anime world of Yu-Gi-Oh, doing something they don't ordinarily do: dance.
  2. Young people now have easy access to material that they ordinarily wouldn't have been exposed to.
  3. You don't ordinarily think of it that way, but with LeWitt, it's true.

News

  1. Scouting Yankees Draftees Playing in the College World Series

    Despite a spelling snafu in Omaha, the College World Series is underway, with eight teams competing for the NCAA championship. The group featuring Mississippi State, Oregon State, Indiana and Louisville began group play Saturday, with North Carolina, North Carolina State, UCLA and LSU starting Sunday. While the Yankees would ordinarily have their eyes tuned into the games, watching their draft ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. See How a Few Artfully Placed Rubber Bands Can Turn You Into A Monster

    The artist who brought us last year’s scotch-tape facial makeovers is back with a similar project involving rubber bands. It’s not pretty. Ordinarily, rubber bands are used for keeping things together. When applied to a person’s face, though, they cause the underlying facial structure to fall apart, as one photographer proved recently. Wes Naman has made a name for himself as the go-to guy for ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

Quotes

  1. "I'm actually pretty happy about last night's results," Cannon told The Associated Press. "I think I'll be able to do many of the things I would ordinarily do in Congress on the outside without having to suffer the sort of difficulties that...
    on Jun 25, 2008 By: Chris Cannon Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. In neat writing above the text of the column, prosecutors say, Mr. Cheney wrote: "Have they done this sort of thing before? Send an Amb. to answer a question? Do we ordinarily send people out pro bono to work for us? Or did his wife send him on a...
    on May 13, 2006 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: New York Times

  3. "We just have to press a little bit, for sure, and try to do things that you wouldn't ordinarily do," Roberts said. "We've got to be focused on what we need to do to generate more chances. That may be simplifying our game a little bit. We've...
    on May 27, 2008 By: Gary Roberts Source: International Herald Tribune

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cursory cursory
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