01. During an [ordinary] week, you can expect to do about 4 to 5 hours of homework.
02. She may be a super-model, but when she takes off all her make-up, and put on her jeans and a T-shirt, she actually looks quite [ordinary].
03. The bars are [ordinarily] quite busy at this time of night, but things are very slow right now because of the beer strike.
04. I want to visit the places tourists don't [ordinarily] find out about.
05. Our cheesecake has half the calories of [ordinary] cheesecake.
06. The office [ordinarily] gets very busy around 3:00.
07. Ian is a very [ordinary] tennis player, but an excellent badminton player.
08. Movies always seem to be about people who are rich or wonderfully talented rather than simple, [ordinary] people like you and me.
09. You can [ordinarily] expect to learn about 40 words per week if you work hard.
10. On an [ordinary] day at the tourist bureau, we receive about 400 calls for information at the tourist office, but sometimes we get as many as 750.
11. What looked like an [ordinary] storm turned into a hurricane that cost four people their lives.
12. Harry Emerson Fosdick once said that democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in [ordinary] people.
13. A professor of criminal justice remarked that the typical mass murderer is extraordinarily [ordinary].
14. [Ordinarily], the body cannot go more than a week and a half without water.
15. A Mongolian proverb suggests that wise men talk about ideas, intellectuals about facts, and the [ordinary] man talks about what he eats.

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