of course

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Asserts that the associated phrase should not be argued, particularly if it is obvious or there is no choice in the matter.

Etymology:

  • From literal meaning "of the ordinary course of events". The oldest attestation as "of course" is from the 1540s; the form "by course" dates to about 1300.
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You will, of course, surrender all your future rights to the property.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'of course':

of courseAcknowledges the validity of the associated phrase.
of courseIndicates enthusiastic agreement.
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