Usage examples for customary

  1. It is customary is it not? – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  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. " In these days," continued Mr. Beecham, " it is customary to ask people who they are. – Tom of the Raiders by Austin Bishop
  4. It was customary to choose a bishop from among the nobility and the wealthy. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The morning letters were delivered and opened with the customary calmness. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. It is not customary for young girls to call on unmarried men in my position, even when the man is their master, and such a wreck as I am. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  9. 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
  10. But, captain, in America 'tis customary to consult the lady before such matters are arranged. – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Well, Mr. Thackeray was at the Marquis of Lansdowne's the other evening, and his name was called out, as is customary nevertheless, I took very good care that it should not appear in the list of the company at Lansdowne House, given in the 'Post. – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. We have to study, and to guess a little sometimes, to make out just why it has become customary to do this or that, for the original reason has been forgotten or perhaps does not exist any longer, while the custom remains. – A Little Country Girl by Susan Coolidge
  20. 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