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of course

Definition of of course

  1. 1 —used to show that what is being said is very obvious or already generally known <We're talking, of course, about what happened last night.> <She was late and rude—so of course she didn't get the job.> <Of course, it wasn't easy for me to admit I was wrong.>

  2. 2 —used informally to give permission or say yes in a way that shows one is very certain <“May I borrow this book?” “Of course!”> <“Will you go?” “Of course!”>

  3. 3 —used to stress that one feels no doubt about what one is saying <Of course we'll be there. We wouldn't miss it for the world!> <Of course I don't hate you! How could you think such a thing?>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the act or action of moving in a path from point to point

    :  the path over which something moves or extends: as

    :  racecourse

  1. :  to follow close upon :  pursue

    :  to hunt or pursue (game) with hounds

    :  to cause (dogs) to run (as after game)

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to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

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