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 Meanings and Examples of CUSTOMARY
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
customary
 a.  agreeing with or established by common usage; conventional; habitual
Classic Sentence: (43 in 3 pages)
1  Hairpins slipped out of her fingers and tinkled to the floor and when she tried to give her hair its customary hundred strokes, she banged the back of the brush hurtingly against her temple.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIV
2  And then, without at all alluding to the shovel, he pointed to three lads as the customary sweepers; who, not being billeted at the pumps, had done little or nothing all day.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
3  It is customary to have two harpoons reposing in the crotch, respectively called the first and second irons.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 63. The Crotch.
4  Whether this whale belonged to the pod in advance, seemed questionable; for it is not customary for such venerable leviathans to be at all social.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
5  As is customary in those cases, the boats at once separated, each making for some one lone whale on the outskirts of the shoal.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
6  Conviction gradually wrought its influence, and toward the close of Hawkeye's speech, his sentences were accompanied by the customary exclamation of commendation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
7  They, therefore, approached the passage with the customary silence of their guarded habits.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
8  The figure of the bear appeared in the door, where it sat, rolling from side to side in its customary restlessness.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
9  That subtle savage had recovered his artifice and self-command, and now proceeded toward his object with his customary caution and skill.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
10  The ceremony of covering the remains, and concealing the marks of the fresh earth, by leaves and other natural and customary objects, was conducted with the same simple and silent forms.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
11  Snobs they were; long enough stationed that is in that one corner of the world to have taken indelibly the print of some three hundred years of customary behaviour.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 2
12  One fact mitigated the horror; his forefinger, raised in the customary manner, was stained with tobacco juice.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
13  It offended him both as a lawyer and as a lover of the sane and customary sides of life, to whom the fanciful was the immodest.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE
14  He waited in his customary manner by walking round the enclosure and idling by the pool, for Wildeve was never asked into the house by his proud though condescending mistress.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 11 The Dishonesty of an Honest Woman
15  The customary expedient of provincial girls and men in such circumstances is churchgoing.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 4 Eustacia Is Led on to an Adventure
Example Sentence:
1  The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to maintain customary working conditions in the mines.
2  In addition to the customary amenities for the business traveler-fax machines, modems, a health club-the hotel offers the services of a butler versed in the social courtesies.
3  In some cultures it is customary for the bride to wear white.
4  It is customary to offer a drink or a snack to guests.
5  Hard-working even by the standards of big name chief executives, he claimed that his customary garb of a crumpled black sweater saved him wasting time choosing a suit.