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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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  • Because of their demands, her hibernation won't be as deep as usual, and she'll wake regularly to check on them.
  • Keep watering them regularly if you want to grow them larger.
  • Though commercial growers fertilize regularly, many home growers find that their trees require only minimal feeding.
  • They went mushroom- and berry-picking regularly and had giant crawfish feasts whenever they could.
  • Typically, you shouldn't need more than five folders on your desktop for files you use regularly.
  • As long as the tree is fed regularly, such soils shouldn't be a problem.
  • With repeat-flowering kinds, deadhead spent blooms regularly, cutting back several inches to a five-leaflet leaf.
  • To keep potted herbs healthy fertilize and water them regularly.
  • Don't plant anything that will need to be pruned regularly.
  • Check plants regularly to make sure the spray is still coating the leaves.
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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