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Livia settled all things for the succession of her son Tiberius, by continual giving out, that her husband Augustus was upon recovery and amendment, and it is an usual thing with the pashas, to conceal the death of the Great Turk from the janizaries and men of war, to save the sacking of Constantinople and other towns, as their manner is.
The usual thing, you know, but I told her it was no good trying on that sort of thing with me.
It was the usual thing - the disappointment of the baffled drunkard - a little more terrible in his case perhaps because of the remnants of refinement still to be traced in his well-shaped features.
What Jerry did was to yield in action to a brain impulse to do, not what seemed the easier and more usual thing, but to do what seemed the harder and more unusual thing.
It reached the island at night: and the look-out brought it to Solomon Caw, who thought at first that it was the usual thing, a message from a lady, saying she would be obliged if he could let her have a good one.
Strange that I should choose you for the confidant of all this, young lady; passing strange that you should listen to me quietly, as if it were the most usual thing in the world for a man like me to tell stories of his opera-mistresses to a quaint, inexperienced girl like you
It is quite a usual thing to see them working in the fields in the morning, and working again in the afternoon, having in the interval produced a baby.
I am prepared to do the usual thing which I have done regularly and to keep this matter going.
Then a society girl he was about to marry died suddenly and thereupon he abandoned the world of fashion, and began to conspire in a spirit of repentance, and, after that, his native autocracy took good care that the usual things should happen to him.
We'll do the usual thing and have the opportunity to get out and watch a few games," he added.
Paperwork takes time, particularly when it's not the usual thing of getting it done in the United States.
He'll do his usual thing and bowl along in front but is probably high enough in the handicap at the moment.