or·di·nar·i·ly (ôr′dn-ârə-lē, ôrdn-ĕr′-)
1. As a general rule; usually: ordinarily home by six.
2. In the commonplace or usual manner: ordinarily dressed pedestrians on the street.
3. To the usual extent or degree: an ordinarily small profit.
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