- 1 [sentence adverb] Under normal or usual conditions; as a rule: normally, it takes three or four years to complete the trainingMore example sentences
usually, ordinarily, commonly, as a rule, as a general rule, generally, in general, in the general run of things, mostly, for the most part, by and large, mainly, most of the time, almost always, more often than not, on the whole; typically, habitually, customarily, historically, traditionally, routinely
- The home grower is under less pressure and conditions are not normally as sterile.
- Although uncomfortable and embarrassing, it is not normally a serious condition.
- Patients with this condition are normally able to cope as long as there is free access to water.
- 2In a normal manner: try to breathe normallyMore example sentences
- According to friends was behaving normally up to the day she disappeared.
- Now, of course, they suspect he was carrying out the advice he had given to Steve, to behave normally.
- There is a sense at the office party that most people can behave normally, as they stand around in little groups.