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of course

1. As can or should be expected. We can't, of course, expect our customers to pay for this twice, but we need to cover the cost somehow.
2. Absolutely; certainly. Of course I'll help you move next weekend! A: "Will you be my best man?" B: "Of course! It would be an honor!"
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of course

yes; certainly; for sure. Sally: Are you ready to go? Bob: Of course. Sally: Then let's go. Jane: Are you coming with us? John: Of course. I wouldn't miss this for the world. "And you'll be there, of course?" asked Alice. "I would be happy to help, of course," confided Tom, a little insincerely.
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of course

1. In the customary or expected order, naturally, as in The new minister did not, of course, fire the church secretary. This usage, first recorded in 1548, employs course in the sense of "ordinary procedure."
2. Certainly, as in Of course I'll answer the phone, or Are you going to the meeting?-Of course. [Early 1800s] Also see matter of course.
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of ˈcourse


1 (also course informal) used to emphasize that what you are saying is true or correct: ‘Don’t you like my mother?’ ‘Of course I do!’‘Will you be there?’ ‘Course I will.’
2 (also course informal) used as a polite way of giving somebody permission to do something: ‘Can I come, too?’ ‘Course you can.’‘Can I have one of those pens?’ ‘Of course — help yourself.’
3 used as a polite way of agreeing with what somebody has just said: ‘I did all I could to help.’ ‘Of course,’ he murmured gently.
4 used to show that what you are saying is not surprising or is generally known or accepted: Ben, of course, was the last to arrive.Of course, there are other ways of doing this.
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of course

1. As is to be expected under the circumstances; naturally or obviously: Of course someone had to clean up the mess.
2. Used to indicate assent or agreement: "Do you like her music?" "Of course!"
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