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Definition of typically

1 : on a typical occasion : in typical circumstances typically, members of our staff receive little … recognition— Brendan Gill
2 : in a typical manner typically American

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Examples of typically in a Sentence

prairie dogs typically live in open spaces

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There is little debate that robocalls meant to deceive or scam consumers are bad, and that calls from schools or doctors’ offices are typically benign. Sarah Krouse, WSJ, "To Stop Robocalls, Parties Need to Understand Who Is a Robocaller," 9 June 2019 While early alley dwellers had typically been poor white residents, over time, the makeup shifted to poor black residents. John Kelly, Washington Post, "The District’s alleys were once grim slums. A few were reborn as hip destinations.," 9 June 2019 Since the finals went to a best-of-three format in 2003, the runner-up has totaled just 28 runs in 16 clinching games, typically against someone other than the opponent’s ace. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "As Louisville baseball heads to the College World Series, their pitching depth shines," 8 June 2019 Employee ownership typically comes on top of pay, rather than substituting some of it (not at United, which explains that fiasco). The Economist, "Blue-collar capitalists," 8 June 2019 Financial planners typically craft their assumptions about what’s most likely to happen and may suggest insurance or contingency plans to cover the worst-case scenarios. Liz Weston | Nerdwallet.com, oregonlive.com, "Here’s what health care really will cost you in retirement," 8 June 2019 Illness typically occurs within 15 to 50 days of exposure and includes fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, abnormal liver tests, dark urine and pale stool. Casey Smith, Indianapolis Star, "Kroger recalls select frozen berries citing possible Hepatitis A contamination," 8 June 2019 Concerts are usually on the weekends and typically cost $20 to $30 for a ticket. Julia Wick, latimes.com, "Essential California week in review: A surge in L.A. County’s homeless numbers," 8 June 2019 Downtown Columbia Lakefront Lakefront movies begin at dusk, typically around 8:30 p.m. on the lawn at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront off of Little Patuxent Parkway. Katie V. Jones, baltimoresun.com, "Summer in Howard County means movies under the stars," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of typically

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of typically was in 1605

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English Language Learners Definition of typically

: generally or normally
: in the usual way

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