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naturally

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnaturallynat‧u‧ral‧ly /ˈnætʃərəli $ -tʃərəli, -tʃərli/ ●●○ S3 W3 adverb  1 [sentence adverb]EXPECT use this to say that something is normal and not surprising Naturally, you’ll want to discuss this with your wife. Naturally enough, she wanted her child to grow up fit and strong.2 YES spoken use this to say ‘yes’ when you agree with someone or when you think the person who asked the question should know that your reply will be ‘yes’ ‘Am I allowed in?’ ‘Naturally.’3 CHARACTER/PERSONALITYNATURALin a way that is the result of nature, not of someone’s actions My hair is naturally curly.come naturally (to somebody) (=be easy for you to do because you have a natural ability) Speaking in public seems to come quite naturally to her.4 RELAXEDin a relaxed manner without trying to look or sound different from usual Just speak naturally and pretend the microphone isn’t there.
Examples from the Corpus
naturallyShe embraced Kenny and me as naturally as if we were family.Although over the moon with it generally, I am disappointed with the lack of power in the naturally aspirated diesel engine.Dot had short, naturally blond hair.My thoughts naturally centered on the difficult task at hand.Vowels move towards a neutral form when used in naturally flowing sentences.The small nucleus of ex-service officers naturally guarded their job closely.Naturally, Mike claims his barbecue is the best in the world.Although we restrict the name mineral to inorganic substances, there are many naturally occurring organic components of rocks.The lid is naturally oily and doesn't need extra lubrication.I find it surprising that Professor Rudi Nussbaum fails to mention that the Earth is naturally radioactive.This naturally takes a toll on intellectual honesty.You can do it so naturally they don't even realise it.Are you guys naturally weird, or do you have to work at it?come naturally (to somebody)For many of us, communicating openly and sympathetically does not come naturally.Whether you are graced appears to be at least partly a matter of temperament, Fowers notes: It comes naturally.Swimming comes naturally to a fish.The role doesn't come naturally to either Bush or Gore.She could put it on, like a posh accent, but it didn't come naturally to her.In business, such ingredients come naturally to women.With practice this form of breathing will come naturally to you.He looks too much to make a big pass rather than do what comes naturally, which is score.
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