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Definition of ordinarily adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1in a normal way synonym normally To the untrained eye, the children were behaving ordinarily.
  2. 2used to say what normally happens in a particular situation, especially because something different is happening this time synonym usually Ordinarily, she wouldn't have bothered to argue with him. We do not ordinarily carry out this type of work. For tax purposes they were treated as ordinarily resident in the U.S.
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