rou·​tine·​ly rü-ˈtēn-lē How to pronounce routinely (audio)
: as a matter of regular occurrence
Airlines routinely sell tickets to more people than the plane can seat, counting on several people not to arrive.Andrew Victor
… he routinely slept with one arm dangling off the side of his bed and his feet kicked free of the sheets.Holly Black

Examples of routinely in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And some costs that can have a significant financial impact, such as child care and elder care or lost wages incurred when taking time off work, are not routinely accounted for. Stacy Hurt, STAT, 23 May 2024 Brown routinely discusses her career trajectory with friends who are going through the same transition. Keyaira Boone, Essence, 23 May 2024 Even King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 88, routinely defers to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who on May 20 delayed a foreign trip as the monarch’s health took a turn. Karl Vick, TIME, 23 May 2024 Here’s what has happened to Biden’s popularity since the fall of 2020 across several broad categories that pollsters routinely track: Gender: Biden’s ratings have slipped more among women than men. Craig Gilbert, Journal Sentinel, 21 May 2024 Volunteers routinely gush about them, not just as opportunities to preserve their surroundings, but as ecological learning sessions. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 20 May 2024 This day continued to demand more, as majors routinely do. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 May 2024 In 2008, Winehouse performed at Britain's famous Glastonbury Festival, a huge multi-artist outdoor event that routinely attracts the world's top talent. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, 18 May 2024 People routinely underestimate her cognitive function, failing to see that behind the communication barrier lives the same mind that completed law school, successfully prosecuted a murderer and ran six political campaigns. Kyler Alvord, Peoplemag, 9 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of routinely was in 1858

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“Routinely.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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