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 Meanings and Examples of PRETERNATURAL
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 a.  being beyond normal course of nature; differing from natural
Classic Sentence:
1  His intellectual gifts, his moral perceptions, his power of experiencing and communicating emotion, were kept in a state of preternatural activity by the prick and anguish of his daily life.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
2  In Pearl's young beauty, as in the wrinkled witch, it has a preternatural effect.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
3  Nevertheless, the old sea-traditions, the immemorial credulities, popularly invested this old Manxman with preternatural powers of discernment.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
4  With a memory sharpened to almost preternatural clearness, she remarked every turn in the road, and formed a mental estimate of the time to be occupied in traversing it.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIX
5  I remember but little of the journey; I only know that the day seemed to me of a preternatural length, and that we appeared to travel over hundreds of miles of road.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
6  Those whom Nature had depicted as merely quaint became grotesque, the grotesque became preternatural; for all was in extremity.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
7  In that darkling calm my senses seemed preternaturally sharpened.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In VII
8  As usual after dinner he was slightly feverish, and his thoughts were preternaturally clear.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER XVI
Example Sentence:
1  Their parents had an almost preternatural ability to understand what was going on in their children's minds.
2  Anger gave me preternatural strength, and I managed to force the door open.
3  Malcolm's mother's total ability to tell when he was lying struck him as almost preternatural.