abnormally

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EtymologyEdit

abnormal +‎ -ly

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abnormally (comparative more abnormally, superlative most abnormally)

  1. In an abnormal manner; in a way that deviates from a standard, norm, or average. [First attested in the mid 19th cnetury.][1]
    • 1895, H. G. Wells, The Time Machine, ch. 6,
      Living, as they did, in what appeared to me impenetrable darkness, their eyes were abnormally large and sensitive.

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  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 6
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