USUAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of USUAL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
usual
 a.  occurring or experienced frequently, in accordance with regular practice or procedure
 a.  commonly encountered
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  She wore her usual dress of darkish stuff, and there was no bow at her neck; but through her hair she had run a streak of crimson ribbon.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  It was the consecrated formula, and he expected it to be followed, as usual, by her rising and going down to supper.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
3  Her "good" dress had been replaced by the black calico and brown knitted shawl which formed her daily wear, and with them she had put on her usual face and manner.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
4  Then the girl had returned to her task of clearing up the kitchen for the night and he had taken his lantern and gone on his usual round outside the house.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VIII
5  Ethan finished his usual morning tasks about the house and barn; then he said to Jotham: "I'm going down to Starkfield."
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VIII
6  Mattie, when the meal was over, went about her usual task of clearing the table and washing up the dishes.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
7  He strained his eyes through the dimness, and they seemed less keen, less capable than usual.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
8  Every moment she expected to hear the pounding of his horse's hooves and see him come charging up the hill at his usual breakneck speed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
9  There was a brief interval of whispering, and Pork entered, his usual dignity gone, his eyes rolling and his teeth a-gleam.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
10  But Mrs. Tarleton was, as usual, deaf to all other ideas when pursuing her favorite topic, breeding, whether it be horses or humans.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
11  The four Tarleton boys and their father leaned against the tall columns, the twins, Stuart and Brent, side by side inseparable as usual, Boyd and Tom with their father, James Tarleton.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
12  Ellen went about with a puckered, worried forehead and Gerald swore more frequently than usual and brought her useless gifts from Jonesboro.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
13  Often when newly married couples went on the usual round of honeymoon visits, they lingered in some pleasant home until the birth of their second child.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
14  Her bowing and waving were abruptly halted when Pittypat entered the room, panting as usual from climbing the stairs, and jerked her away from the window unceremoniously.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
15  Life could and did go on almost as usual.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  The meeting produced the usual bromides about macroeconomic policy, third-world debt and the environment.
17  She had woken even earlier than usual.
18  It is usual to start a speech by thanking everybody for coming.
19  She had decided she must go on as usual, follow her normal routine, and hope and pray.
20  He's not his usual happy self this morning.
21  He came home later than usual.
22  They must do their best to maintain sales at their usual rate.
23  Mr Patel phoned the University for an explanation, and he was given the usual unconvincing excuses.
24  This isn't my usual brand of deodorant.
25  It is a neighborhood beset by all the usual inner-city problems.
26  Three vacations occur in the course of the year,viz,two weeks at Christmas,ten days at Easter and the usual two months in summer.
27  His speech followed the usual pattern.
28  The plane deviated from its usual route.
29  I see no reason for us to depart from our usual practice.
30  Their new designs represent a departure from their usual style.