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But of course it will be only fair to sis to lay the matter before her just as it is.

The prize was bestowed on him who ran the course without extinguishing his torch.

In the course of this process he fell into adventures, some of them, perhaps, unedifying.

Of course this isn't all mine; it includes ma's and Psyche's.

Why, of course not, Uncle Peter; only I had to look around some at first,—for a year or so.

They walked rapidly to the station, but too late, of course, for the train.

Of course, that was to be said, but strangely enough he meant it.

"And of course we must go to the Episcopal church there," said Psyche.

She was little concerned with the morality of her course as others might appraise it.

Of course you'll do it, and you could do it better if you had three or four times the stake you got.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "onward movement," from Old French cors (12c.) "course; run, running; flow of a river," from Latin cursus "a running race or course," from curs- past participle stem of currere "to run" (see current (adj.)).

Most extended senses (meals, etc.) are present in 14c. Academic meaning "planned series of study" is c.1600 (in French from 14c.). Phrase of course is attested from 1540s; literally "of the ordinary course;" earlier in same sense was bi cours (c.1300).

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