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1‘he had to plant the flags at regular intervals’
uniform, even, consistent, constant, unchanging, unvarying, orderly, systematic, fixed
2‘a poem with a very regular beat’
rhythmic, steady, even, uniform, constant, unchanging, unvarying
3‘the reprocessing plant has been the subject of regular protests’
frequent, repeated, continual, recurrent, periodic, habitual, constant, perpetual, oft repeated, repetitive, numerous
4‘in their haste to be rich they deviated from safe and regular methods of business’
established, conventional, orthodox, proper, formal, official, fixed, stated, approved, sanctioned, bona fide, standard, usual, traditional, classic, time-honoured, tried and tested, tried and trusted
5‘you should have a regular procedure for taking and recording attendance’
methodical, systematic, structured, well ordered, well organized, orderly, efficient, smooth-running, streamlined, well regulated, disciplined, planned, well planned, businesslike, meticulous, punctilious
6‘his regular route to work’
usual, normal, customary, habitual, routine, typical, everyday, accustomed, established, expected, wonted, ordinary, daily, common
7‘he's a regular charmer’
utter, real, absolute, complete, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unmitigated, outright, out-and-out, perfect, consummate, surpassing, sheer, rank, pure, unqualified, inveterate, positive, dyed-in-the-wool, true-blue, undiluted, unalloyed, unadulterated, in every respect
North American full-bore
British right, proper
NZ Australian fair
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