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It was composed of the grim psychological laws that govern the abnormal.

But this is abnormal and rather an affectation of technical skill.

Eccentric, they call me; as if Nature and beauty were abnormal!

Marcia knew very well that the family circumstances were abnormal.

You will remember that these are all of the abnormal type of their grandfather.

Mine had been a solitary life, an unusual, abnormal kind of life.

For these abnormal insights of the adepts ought to be normal, and things of course.

We are a civilization of extremes; we are one-sided, abnormal; distorted.

They are sometimes of abnormal size or stand out from the face.

Her nerves are morbid, her egotism is excessive, her restlessness is abnormal.

WORD ORIGIN

1835, displaced older abnormous (1742) and rival anormal (1835) under influence of Latin abnormis "deviating from a rule," from ab- "off, away from" (see ab-) + norma "rule" (see norm). The older forms were via Old French anormal (13c.), from Medieval Latin anormalos, from Greek anomalos, from an- "not" + homalos, from homos "same." The Greek word was altered in Latin by association with norma. Related: Abnormally.

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