Definition of 'of course'
Example sentences containing 'of course'
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Nostalgia can be deployed both ways, of course. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There's another way, of course. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Of course, I said yes and we chatted and joked all the way and got on really well. The Sun (2016)There are of course as many ways to lift up our troops as there are soldiers. Christianity Today (2000)In a small way of course. AUTHENTICITY: Brands, Fakes, Spin and the Lust for Real Life (2003)Things will still get handed down or passed on in the old way, of course. The Constraints of Corporate Tradition (1987)Of course, this way of seeing things raises as many questions as it answers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Of course, one way to maintain the relief would be to delay the deal until the three years have passed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In one way this, of course, is very comforting news. Eczema Relief - the comprehensive self-help plan (1990)In his mild way, of course, he would claim to be above such low loathing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)No such economic inducement comes free, of course; we will pay for it in one way or another. Fire and Ice - the Greenhouse Effect, Ozone Depletion, and Nuclear Winter (1990)
Trends of 'of course'
Extremely Common. of course is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'of course'
British English: of course ADVERB
You say of course to suggest that something is normal, obvious, or well-known, and should therefore not surprise the person you are talking to.
Of course there were lots of other interesting things at the exhibition.
Definition of of course from the Collins English Dictionary
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