Definition of Of course

1. Adverb. As might be expected. "Naturally, the lawyer sent us a huge bill"

Exact synonyms: Course, Naturally
Antonyms: Unnaturally

Definition of Of course

1. Adverb. (idiomatic) (non-gloss definition Indicates enthusiastic agreement.) ¹

2. Adverb. (idiomatic) (non-gloss definition Acknowledges the validity of the associated phrase.) ¹

3. Adverb. (idiomatic) (non-gloss definition Asserts that the associated phrase should not be argued, particularly if it is obvious or there is no choice in the matter.) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Of Course

of a piece
of a sudden
of a surety
of age
of age(p)
of all
of all people
of all things
of all time
of an
of biblical proportions
of blessed memory
of choice
of color
of colour
of course (current term)
of each person
of even date
of fame
of her own
of his own
of import
of importance
of late
of means
of my own
of necessity
of note
of one's own
of one's own accord

Literary usage of Of course

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"of course, he said, he who is just is like the just, and the unjust is like the unjust. ... of course. And what would you say of the physician ? ..."

2. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1912)
"I can but say — "of course she did" — she says so herself. It is part of her beautiful nature that she did not reveal it to any of the many suitors who had ..."

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