Usage examples for routine

  1. He knows more about the petty routine of the job than the president himself. – The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Henney
  2. Even that miserable night my head was no sooner on the pillow than I was asleep; and next morning there was all the routine as usual, and the dread of being a minute late on duty. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. Nevertheless, as a matter of routine I'll check on him. – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt
  4. In the hurry and routine of your office you would not listen to me, so I come to- night and make this appeal. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  5. When he has made his decision they are to carry it out; and they must keep the department running by doing the routine work. – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  6. But I'd never heard of any such routine as that. – Fifty Per Cent Prophet by Gordon Randall Garrett
  7. You came up to me yesterday and went through this routine. – The Tunnel Under The World by Frederik Pohl
  8. But as the days went on, and she settled herself once more into the home routine, Claire found that not the least among the things she chose to consider interesting was the mysterious neighbor across the way. – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  9. Evan saw his way from beginning to end of the routine, and wondered that anything so simple as bank work could ever worry a man. – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  10. The laird fell at once into the old routine. – Foes by Mary Johnston
  11. This is my daily routine. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  12. The meal over, they began on their ordinary routine work of daily trench life. – Between the Lines by Boyd Cable
  13. I hated the minute routine of putting a paper together, with one letter of type at a time. – Land of the Burnt Thigh by Edith Eudora Kohl
  14. Now, if you wanted some routine investigation made, I could turn it over to my staff, maybe put two or three men to work on it. – Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper
  15. But the routine of the ship went on as before. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  16. At this moment I can see, in imagination, the whole routine; and I can tell at any time what the school is doing. – An Ocean Tramp by William McFee
  17. He did this all day, and was always, whether coming or going, under a heavy fire; but he enjoyed that fact, and he seemed to regard the battle only as a delightful change in the quiet routine of his life, as one of our own country boys at home would regard the coming of the spring circus or the burning of a neighbor's barn. – Notes of a War Correspondent by Richard Harding Davis
  18. As a matter of routine, it was always kept fully ready. – Generals Help Themselves by M. C. Pease
  19. And don't be put off by my 'ugly American' routine at the door. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  20. Routine is less general. – The Passing of the Frontier A Chronicle of the Old West, Volume 26 in The Chronicles Of America Series by Emerson Hough