Usage examples for customary

  1. Other customary toasts were then given, and responded to. – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  2. It had also become customary to add the names and the deeds of such citizens as had deserved well of their country. – The Eleven Comedies by Aristophanes et al
  3. So much had last week's rumor done for them, preparing them to expect something that would set aside the customary monthly pay- day. – Judith of Blue Lake Ranch by Jackson Gregory
  4. There was a creek not far from his father's house, where it was customary to load sloops with wood. – Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child
  5. When the Duke, with an energy which was by no means customary with him, had asked that question, on the answer to which so much depended, " Should there have been a moment lost?" – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  6. It was customary to choose a bishop from among the nobility and the wealthy. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  7. But I pulled hard at her bridle, and I forgot my customary manner with her, so full of terror for her I was. – The Heart's Highway A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeeth Century by Mary E. Wilkins
  8. When people have to work hard for ten or twelve or more hours a day, year in and year out, as was once customary in industry, there is neither time nor energy for wholesome recreation. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  9. Men, women, and even children contributed their work and their savings and denied themselves customary comforts to help win the war. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  10. Therefore the prisoners were forced to stand there with throbbing hearts while the chieftain waited the customary dignified interval before addressing the council. – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
  11. It is customary, is it not? – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  12. " In these days," continued Mr. Beecham, " it is customary to ask people who they are. – Tom of the Raiders by Austin Bishop
  13. But, captain, in America 'tis customary to consult the lady before such matters are arranged. – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  14. It was not customary for their master to leave them for so long alone with the flock. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  15. I sat down in our customary corner, by Mary's empty chair, and looked again at the pretty green flag, and burst out crying. – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
  16. The rent of land, whether paid in labour or in kind, was a customary rent; and in every mediaeval community the landed class was the majority. – The Unity of Civilization by Various
  17. The morning letters were delivered and opened with the customary calmness. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith