Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a preternatural manner; in a manner beyond or aside from the common order of nature.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a preternatural manner or degree.
- adv. in a supernatural manner
“Mr Zuckerberg is best known as the preternaturally smart but socially awkward Harvard dropout from the film”
“The passage was preternaturally dark, shielded by a curtain of magic, but sounds came from within.”
“The little girl is preternaturally calm and mature.”
“If we take this word as true, then there have been few filmmakers more preternaturally comfortable than fellow Pole and expatriate Jerzy Skolimowski, whose penetrating multinational output is being shown now at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, N.Y., with other summer screenings at the Harvard Film Archives in Cambridge, Mass., the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and several other cities from Los Angeles to Chicago.”
“While I liked a pretty face as much as the next female, I was preternaturally wary.”
“The 14 dancers in the final team are young, lithe and preternaturally flexible.”
“Jack is handsome, womanizing, preternaturally lucky and cheerfully amoral doofus of a fable who is forever incurring the wrath of the Fable establishment by violating their rules by, say, pursuing a career as a Hollywood executive (he fits right in in Tinseltown, naturally).”
“Last month, we introduced you to Casey Rae-Hunter, a.k.a. The Contrarian: a preternaturally eclectic, intellectually minded prog rocker with a penchant for cosmic horror.”
“They were preternaturally fast and strong, and many had other talents, depending on what spells the witch layered into them.”
“I watched the preternaturally talented Brook Lopez hustle, dive in the second quarter, defend and score the last 9 points of the game -- like a star does -- to lead all scorers.”
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