from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In excess of the normal; above the normal.


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  • Thus begins another skirmish in Devinsky's long-standing war on the fecklessness of youth, their natural tendency to forget their medication, stay up all night working on a term paper and propel themselves into a hypernormal state by swilling vodka or cough medicine.

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  • The idea that this quiet, hypernormal community was about to be under siege was almost too much to comprehend.

    The Soldiers of Halla

  • Hawk and Spenser share a bond that is not explained in the novel but often discussed and which feels hypernormal.

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  • And the heat, the dark, the steam and the herbs (typically sage) the men inhale or rub on one another combine to create a hypernormal state, which is what men have always sought on Saturday nights anyway.

    Drums, Sweat And Tears

  • They had become to him a quasi-human, hypernormal race ....

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921


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