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- Most of the time; less than always, but more than occasionally.
Except for one or two days a year, he usually walks to work.
1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter IX, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
- He and Gerald usually challenged the rollers in a sponson canoe when Gerald was there for the weekend ; or, when Lansing came down, the two took long swims seaward or cruised about in Gerald's dory, clad in their swimming-suits; and Selwyn's youth became renewed in a manner almost ridiculous, […].
- Under normal conditions.
- (most of the time): generally, mainly, commonly, regularly, mostly, on the whole, in the main, for the most part, by and large, most often, ordinarily, wontedly
- (under normal conditions): customarily, habitually, wontly, normally, routinely, as a rule
most of the time
under normal conditions — see normally