naturally

[ nach-er-uh-lee, -uh l-lee, nach-ruh-lee, -ruh l-lee ]SEE DEFINITION OF naturally
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He was not naturally bad, but he had fallen a victim to sudden temptation.

I cannot bear the reflections that naturally arise from this consideration.

She must be dazzlingly, but naturally, blonde and very beautiful.

The Marquis had naturally expected to find him in the midst of pomp.

Where this treasure is, there, naturally enough, our hearts will be also.

Naturally by far the most important part of this was gesture.

Not of so much as is naturally involved in marriage, I allow.

Naturally, she says some one else must have put the stolen goods there.

Nil admirari is the motto of the Man of Taste in Building, where he is naturally at home.

"I don't see how we can ask them, and do it naturally," said Dr. Everett.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "inherently, intrinsically, characteristically," from natural + -ly (2). From late 14c. as "in accord with natural law;" also "normally; usually, expectedly; as a matter of course, consequently, understandably." The notion is "as a natural result." From early 15c. as "without artificial assistance, by a natural process."

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