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new normal

A previously unusual occurrence that has become commonplace. High unemployment rates have become the new normal due to the country's economic strife. Coming home to an empty house is the new normal now that the kids have gone off to college.
See also: new, normal

under normal circumstances

Fig. normally; usually; typically. "We'd be able to keep the dog at home under normal circumstances," said Mary to the vet. "Under normal circumstances you'd be able to return to work in a week," explained the doctor.
See also: circumstance, normal

in the ordinary, normal, etc. course of eˈvents, ˈthings, etc.

as things usually happen: In the normal course of events we would not treat her disappearance as suspicious.
See also: course, of

as per ˈusual/ˈnormal

(spoken) in the usual or normal manner: ‘What time is the lesson?’ ‘Thursday at 3 o’clock, as per usual.’‘Is he in a bad mood this morning?’ ‘Yes, as per normal.’
See also: normal, per, usual
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Well, it seems that normal no longer has the clout it once had.
The Western Canada Spring While we can expect a near-normal spring in most of the region, cold temperatures are expected for the northern Prairie Provinces, Yukon and Northwest Territories, with above normal temperatures for southern Manitoba.
MARCH Nordic Region - Colder than normal UK - Warmer than normal North Mainland - Colder than normal, except northern France South Mainland - Colder, except southern France/Iberia
For Tokyo to Paris services, the following fares will apply: JPY438,000 for Economy PEX, a decrease of 7%; JPY835,600 for normal Economy Class, unchanged from previous fares; JPY1,173,200 for normal Business Class, a rise of 7%; and JPY2,223,300 for normal First Class, up 13%.
Afterward, "people who had the normal test had a very low incidence of death or sustained arrhythmias," says Bigger.
A follow-up examination with videostroboscopy 4 months later indicated that all of the patient's vocal deficits had resolved and that his laryngeal anatomy and function were normal (figure, D).
Almost all Japanese women are in the normal weight range and they don't take hormones.
expected to be used or sold over a "reasonable period in the normal course of business"; and (c) the designation of a normal purchase or sale is documented.
He looks and seems perfectly normal, until you see him in action, and then people ask me what's wrong with him.
A look behind the scenes of Normal, Ohio--TV's first sitcom about a nonurban, nonfabulous gay dad, starring John Goodman
1 Linemen -- tighten down your normal stances to provide more protection for the punter.
In addition, the earlier consensus on determining a normal servicing fee rate for the sale of a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan is summarized.
998-1001) studies 83 deaf children of normal intelligence.
WSI expects this period to average warmer than normal in the northeastern and western US, with below-normal temperatures confined to the Plains, Mississippi, and Ohio Valleys.
The scientists started by injecting some normal mice with extra ghrelin and others with an equal amount of saline over the course of several day-s.