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 HawthorneContext 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 HawthorneContext Highlight In XIX. THE CHILD AT THE BROOKSIDE
3 Nevertheless, the old sea-traditions, the immemorial credulities, popularly invested this old Manxman with preternatural powers of discernment.
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.
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.
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 HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
7 In that darkling calm my senses seemed preternaturally sharpened.
8 As usual after dinner he was slightly feverish, and his thoughts were preternaturally clear.