as usual

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1. Commonly encountered, experienced, or observed: the usual summer heat.
2. Regularly or customarily used: ended the speech with the usual expressions of thanks.
3. In conformity with regular practice or procedure: Come at the usual time.
as usual
As commonly or habitually happens: As usual, I slept late that Saturday morning.

[Middle English, from Old French usuel, from Late Latin ūsuālis, from Latin ūsus, use, from past participle of ūtī, to use.]

u′su·al·ly adv.
u′su·al·ness n.
Synonyms: usual, accustomed, customary, habitual, inveterate
These adjectives apply to what is expected or familiar because it occurs frequently or recurs regularly: took my usual route to work; resolved the difficulty with her accustomed resourcefulness; observes the customary distinction between "lend" and "borrow"; didn't finish the project because of his habitual laziness; your inveterate fondness for puns.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: usual - in the usual manner; "as usual, she arrived late"
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His days being spent at a great office in the city, he got leave of absence for a couple of hours, met his wife, went with her to the registrar's, returned to his office, worked the rest of the day as usual, and then went to his new home to find his wife and dinner awaiting him,--all just as it was going to be every night for so many happy years.
The gazettes from which the old prince first heard of the defeat at Austerlitz stated, as usual very briefly and vaguely, that after brilliant engagements the Russians had had to retreat and had made their withdrawal in perfect order.
And just as always he returned in July and at once fell to work as usual with increased energy.
She came out of her own sitting-room with red spots on her cheek-bones, which having provoked a question from her "beloved" charge, were accounted for by a curt "I have a headache coming on." But we may be certain that the talk being over she must have said to that young blackguard: "You had better take her out for a ride as usual." We have proof positive of this in Fyne and Mrs.
Surprised at the influx of birds, to which they had been strangers so long, they all looked towards Castra Regis, from whose high tower the great kite had been flying as usual. But even as they looked, the cord broke, and the great kite fell headlong in a series of sweeping dives.
They found Mary, as usual, deep in the study of thorough-bass and human nature; and had some extracts to admire, and some new observations of threadbare morality to listen to.
Magdalen, as usual when her temper was ruffled, expressed her dissatisfaction in the plainest terms.
In the course of his repast, his attention was caught by the figure of the gastronome, who, as usual, was gorging himself in dogged silence.
I repaired to my post in the counting-house as usual; the fire there, but just lit, as yet only smoked; Steighton had not yet arrived.