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[reg-yuh-ler-lee] /ˈrɛg yə lər li/
at regular times or intervals.
according to plan, custom, etc.
usually; ordinarily:
The dress is regularly $45 but is now on sale for $30.
Origin of regularly
1520-30; regular + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Hyacinths that are in glasses must be regularly supplied with water.

  • However, he was regularly engaged, and it was of no use for me to say anything against him.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • All the schedules were in perfect order, regularly filled up to the day.

  • You would have thought he was embarking at the regularly appointed rendezvous.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • He told the Bowdoins nothing of this move until they asked him about it, observing that he regularly took the boat.

    Pirate Gold Frederic Jesup Stimson
Word Origin and History for regularly

1520s, "at proper times," from regular + -ly (2). Meaning "in accordance with rules" is from 1560s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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