abnormally

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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, chapter 6, in The Time Machine:
      Living, as they did, in what appeared to me impenetrable darkness, their eyes were abnormally large and sensitive.

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  1. ^ “abnormally” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 6.