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ordinarily Line breaks: or¦din|ar¦ily
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːd(ə)ˌn(ə)rɪli/

Definition of ordinarily in English:


1 [sentence adverb] Usually: a person who is ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom
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  • So the world must ordinarily appear to us in such a way that we can accept these principles.
  • People who might ordinarily be overlooked typically have a voice in our discussions.
  • The Canada Elections Act says a person must vote in the riding where he or she ordinarily resides and not where mail is delivered.
2In a normal way: an effort to behave ordinarily
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  • It started ordinarily enough with me standing outside my local convenience store, but there seemed to be something different about it.
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