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ˌɔr dnˈɛər ə li, ˈɔr dnˌɛr ə lior·di·nar·i·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. normally, usually, unremarkably, commonly, ordinarilyadverb

    under normal conditions

    "usually she was late"


  1. ordinarilyadverb

    In accordance with normal custom or routine; as a matter of established occurrence.

  2. ordinarilyadverb

    Usually or as a general rule; commonly.

  3. ordinarilyadverb

    In the usual manner; unexceptionally.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ordinarilyadverb

    Etymology: from ordinary.

    We are not to look that the church should change her publick laws and ordinances, made according to that which is judged ordinarily, and commonly fittest for the whole, although it chance that for some particular men the same be found inconvenient. Richard Hooker, b. iv. s. 12.

    Springs and rivers do not derive the water which they ordinarily refund, from rain. John Woodward, Nat. Hist.

    The instances of human ignorance were not only clear ones, but such as are not so ordinarily suspected. Joseph Glanvill.

    Prayer ought to be more than ordinarily fervent and vigorous before the sacrament. Robert South, Sermons.


  1. ordinarily

    Ordinarily is an adverb that means usually or typically, in a way that is normal or regular. It refers to something being done in the normal or usual manner or circumstances.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ordinarily in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ordinarily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ordinarily in a Sentence

  1. Wandile Sihlobo:

    In the short term, between now and three months, the conflict will affect food supply primarily from a pricing perspective, as net importers of products like wheat, which influences bread and cereals, sunflower oil and maize, African countries are fairly exposed on some of these supplies that are coming out of Russia and Ukraine. There will be challenges if the war continues for more than three months — because ordinarily, countries usually keep stock of supplies for three to five months.

  2. Shu Uemura:

    Retailers which were mainly focused on duty-free and other products popular with inbound tourists are struggling hard, it’s extremely difficult, to have an entry ban on tourists at a time when Chinese visitors would ordinarily be coming for Lunar New Year holidays.

  3. Peter Hotez:

    My only question is why the 65 year age cutoff? What was that based on? Ordinarily I would have preferred that it be brought down to 60 or even 50, for those Americans who understand its importance, we should make second bivalent boosters available. Finally, we’ll soon need guidance about another annual fall booster. Presumably that information comes sometime this summer.

  4. Steve Vladeck:

    The Supreme Court's procedural order not only wipes away two lower court rulings, but it also orders dismissal of the entire dispute -- leaving for some other time resolution of the many questions Trump's conduct raised about The Emoluments Clause, ordinarily, The Supreme Court pursues such a step only when the prevailing party moots a case while the appeal is pending -- as opposed to here, where the disputes became moot because Trump's term ended.

  5. Bruce Henderson:

    The essential element of successful strategy is that it derives its success from the differences between competitors with a consequent difference in their behavior. Ordinarily, this means that any corporate policy and plan which is typical of the industry is doomed to mediocrity. Where this is not so, it should be possible to demonstrate that all other competitors are at a distinct disadvantage.

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    • A. observe
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