normal vs strange

normal

Definitions

adjective

  1. in accordance with scientific laws
  2. being approximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and development
  3. conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal
  4. forming a right angle

noun

  1. something regarded as a normative example

Examples

Which is stupid, considering the drivers around here A: Don't normally stop for people and in fact have been caught trying to sneak ~around~ them and B: I've been nicked several times and almost hit three times different instances last summer attempting to obey the biking laws, none of those for mistakes on my part as I've been scared shitless at the lack of aware driving that's crept over my town.

Lovecraft dealt not with the supernatural but with the "supernormal," as Joshi puts it -- the unrealized side of material reality.

Unless the radar signal is normal to some surface (extremely low probability) the radar receives no return.

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strange

Definitions

adjective

  1. being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird
  2. relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world
  3. not known before

Examples

If there was any hope of holding on to even a shred of her dwindling self-respect, she should do exactly what she knew Margo would do—close the laptop, take her de-scrunchied, perfumed, and nearly thonged self down to the nearest club, pick up the first passably good-looking stranger who asked her to dance, and bring him back to the apartment for some safe but anonymous sex.

There's a strangeness about the whole image, as though a story lurks untold.

But he knew he would be like a stranger to her, a strange man with a repellingly scarred face.

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