From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishusualu‧su‧al /ˈjuːʒuəl, ˈjuːʒəl/ ●●● S2 W2 adjective 1 USUALLYhappening, done, or existing most of the time or in most situations Make a cheese sauce in the usual way. I’ll meet you at the usual time.longer/higher/worse etc than usual It is taking longer than usual for orders to reach our customers. She ate twice as much as is usual (for somebody) to do something It’s usual to keep records of all expenses.2 as usual3 as per usual4 the usual5 not your usual self
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usualMarsha sits at her office desk, casually dressed, as usual.The usual adult dose is 600 mg daily.We've sold more than the usual amount of coal this year.But of course the usual analogy is an arms race.Bigwig, with his usual brisk energy, set to work.She was sitting in her usual chair by the fire.The tubes in the automatic fraction collector were meticulously labeled, with none of the usual felt-tip scribbles.It is usual for an interviewer to show the candidate to the door with a few final words.Is it usual for him to be so late?As usual he brought with him a collection of friends and a lot of commotion.It seemed colder than usual in the house.All the usual people were is usual (for somebody) to do somethingIf a proposed change has the support of the local parties, it is usual for the commissioners to accept it.For costing and accounting purposes it is usual for payments to be supported by a payment certificate or a standard format.Although it is usual for expatriates to rent housing abroad, some company compensation packages allow for property to be purchased.
Origin usual (1300-1400) Late Latin usualis, from Latin usus; USE1