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I think it's important that, as a matter of course, the brain and spinal column were removed from this cow, and that would be the material that would cause concern in terms of human health. And therefore we're confident in the safety of the food supply.
Ann Veneman

Meaning of "as a matter of course" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AS A MATTER OF COURSE

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AS A MATTER OF COURSE

as
as a matter of fact
as a rule
as a whole
as against
as alike as chalk and cheese
as all that
as best one can
as broad as it is long
as dead as a dodo
as dead as a doornail
as dull as ditchwater
as far as
as far as I can see
as for
as from
as good as
as good as gold
as good as one´s word
as hell

WORDS THAT END LIKE AS A MATTER OF COURSE

Bourse
concourse
course
crash course
discourse
golf course
in due course
intercourse
lay a course
main course
matter of course
matter-of-course
nurse
of course
par for the course
racecourse
recourse
required course
run its course
sexual intercourse
training course

Synonyms and antonyms of as a matter of course in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «as a matter of course» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AS A MATTER OF COURSE

Find out the translation of as a matter of course to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of as a matter of course from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «as a matter of course» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

作为理所当然的事
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

como una cuestión de rutina
570 millions of speakers

English

as a matter of course
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पाठ्यक्रम के एक मामले के रूप में
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

و بطبيعة الحال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

как нечто само собой разумеющееся
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

por uma questão de curso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অবশ্যই একটি বিষয় হিসাবে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

comme une évidence
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sebagai perkara yang tentunya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

als selbstverständlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

当然のことながら
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

당연히
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Minangka masalah mesthi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

như một vấn đề của khóa học
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிச்சயமாக ஒரு விஷயம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नक्कीच एक बाब म्हणून
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tabii olarak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

come una questione di corso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jako rzecz oczywistą
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

як щось само собою зрозуміле
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ca o chestiune de curs
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ως θέμα φυσικά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

as ´n saak van die kursus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

som en självklarhet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

som en selvfølge
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of as a matter of course

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AS A MATTER OF COURSE»

The term «as a matter of course» is very widely used and occupies the 10.592 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AS A MATTER OF COURSE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «as a matter of course» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «as a matter of course» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about as a matter of course

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5 QUOTES WITH «AS A MATTER OF COURSE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word as a matter of course.
1
John Lukacs
Generalizations, like brooms, ought not to stand in a corner forever; they ought to sweep as a matter of course.
2
Patrick MacGill
Save for minor ailments and accident, my battalion is practically immune from sickness; colds come and go as a matter of course, sprains and cuts claim momentary attention, but otherwise the health of the battalion is perfect.
3
Alice Miller
Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course - because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you.
4
Laini Taylor
The sooner you learn to finish things, and as a matter of course finish your creative endeavors, the better. It took me a long time to learn that.
5
Ann Veneman
I think it's important that, as a matter of course, the brain and spinal column were removed from this cow, and that would be the material that would cause concern in terms of human health. And therefore we're confident in the safety of the food supply.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AS A MATTER OF COURSE»

Discover the use of as a matter of course in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to as a matter of course and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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As a Matter of Course
In this collection, the popular nineteenth-century magazine columnist Annie Payson Call addresses a broad range of issues and matters spiritual and practical in nature, issuing advice that is both thought-provoking and timeless in its ...
Annie Payson Call, 2009
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Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms
... newest computer come down. as a matter of course naturally or automatically ♢ Many pet owners lavish affection on their animals as a matter of course. as a matter of fact esp. spoken actually; = in (point of) fact ♢ I did vote for her, as a matter ...
Paul Heacock, 2003
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The Westminster Review
... matter of course,—a report made as a matter of course,—a warrant issued as a matter of course,—a bill drawn as a matter of course,——signed by the King as a matter of course,—attested by the Signet as a matter of course,-—confirmed by ...
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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor
The moment that hesitancy is felt, nothing should induce us to take the step suggested as a matter of course. The very assumption should lead us to exercise double caution in scrutinizing whatever is proposed, and in adopting it, if at all, not as ...
5
Cambridge Learner's Dictionary English-Russian with CD-ROM
10 a matter of course If something happens as a matter of course, it always happens as part of the normal process or system. caMo c060171 pasymerouteeca rlerlo Babies were tested for the disease as a matter of course. 11 a matter of life ...
‎2011
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The Parliamentary Review, and Family Magazine
Their lordships would, however, recollect that he had said, that in the case of a person so eminent in practice as to be at the head of his profession, it was not so much a matter of personal predilection or favour, as a matter of course to give him  ...
7
The Beatles as Musicians: Revolver Through the Anthology
The rule can only seem to me to produce all its consequences in advance if I draw them as a matter of course. [§238] I know the series, I can continue with a word, when, for me, the continuity is a matter of course, a foregone conclusion.
Walter Everett, 1999
8
Rules, Patterns and Words: Grammar and Lexis in English ...
But this is not the case. If this were so we would be able to put into a given slot any word which is grammatical and which makes sense. If we can say as a matter of fact or as a matter of course, we ought to be able to say as a matter of opinion.
Dave Willis, 2003
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Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates, During the ... Session of ...
I have already stated, that the col. of the regiment recommends the Paymastcr; the Secretary at Warapprovcs of the sureties, and in that shape they come transmitted to the Commander in Chief, who lays them as a matter of course before the ...
Great Britain. Parliament, William Cobbett, 1809
10
The Wisdom of Kierkegaard Vol. I
No, whatever it may be that a man as a matter of course comes to, and whatever it may be that comes to a man as a matter of course — one thing it is not, namely, faith and wisdom. But the thing is this: with the years man does not, spiritually ...
Søren Kierkegaard, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AS A MATTER OF COURSE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term as a matter of course is used in the context of the following news items.
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This one simple trick can save LA taxpayers time and money
Light bulb: If the DOT as a matter of course had a tow truck at a paving site at 7:45 a.m., the paving guys could indeed start laying asphalt at 8 ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
2
PERSPECTIVE: Nauseating politicians — Holden Caulfield feels …
The phoniness of American politics has become so entrenched that people expect it as a matter of course. It's common to read news stories ... «The Daily Progress, Jul 15»
3
We Agree With The Experts; Let's Raise The Speed Limit
But when the average US citizen finds his or herself surpassing the posted speed limit daily as a matter of course, it is perhaps time to rethink ... «Motrolix, Jul 15»
4
Just how was Project Eagle Landed?
Is this something Nama would do as a matter of course, and if not, what made this case special? Was Nama aware that Frank Cushnahan and ... «Slugger O'Toole, Jul 15»
5
Allen Klein, manager of rock bands, emerges from shadows
... late 1950s for a firm representing music publishers, realized that performers were likely getting stiffed by record labels as a matter of course. «The Keene Sentinel, Jul 15»
6
Biography tracks life of record-industry revolutionary
... late 1950s for a firm representing music publishers, realized that performers were likely getting stiffed by record labels as a matter of course. «Press Herald, Jul 15»
7
Ex-pupil still haunted by cruel Telford paedophile
“He had a reputation for dispensing physical punishment as a matter of course. He was a bully – but in addition to that he also sexually ... «shropshirestar.com, Jul 15»
8
Big Ben Stuck a Rookie with a $25K Bar Tab. What a Guy! (Video)
... is now out of the league and a consulting writer for the ridiculous HBO TV show Ballers, in which things like this happen as a matter of course. «Total Pro Sports, Jul 15»
9
Convicted 'ghost employee' Morgan promises speedy restitution
Sword sentenced Morgan to 30 days in jail at a sentencing hearing in February and officially ordered the restitution then as a matter of course. «Knoxville News Sentinel, Jul 15»
10
Victims of crime treated as perpetrators
People are courteous to each other as a matter of course. They are civilised. They know what the codes of behaviour are. They say please and ... «Malta Independent Online, Jul 15»

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