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- In an abnormal manner; in a way that deviates from a standard, norm, or average. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
- 1895, H. G. Wells, chapter 6, in The Time Machine:
- Living, as they did, in what appeared to me impenetrable darkness, their eyes were abnormally large and sensitive.
In an abnormal manner
- ^ Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abnormally”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 6.