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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

in the normal course of things

As things typically unfold, take place, or happen. In the normal course of things, we would have arranged for a follow-up interview to take place right away, but things we so chaotic that this never happened. Profits are going to be down this quarter, since in the normal course of things, web traffic to the site slows down over the summer months.
See also: course, normal, of, thing

in the normal course of events

As things typically unfold, take place, or happen. In the normal course of events, we would have arranged for a follow-up interview to take place right away, but things we so chaotic that this never happened. Profits are going to be down this quarter, since in the normal course of events, web traffic to the site slows down over the summer months.
See also: course, event, normal, of

in the ordinary course of things

As things typically unfold, take place, or happen. In the ordinary course of things, we would have arranged for a follow-up interview to take place right away, but things we so chaotic that this never happened. Profits are going to be down this quarter, since in the ordinary course of things, web traffic to the site slows down over the summer months.
See also: course, of, ordinary, thing

in the ordinary course of events

As things typically unfold, take place, or happen. In the ordinary course of events, we would have arranged for a follow-up interview to take place right away, but things we so chaotic that this never happened. Profits are going to be down this quarter, since in the ordinary course of events, web traffic to the site slows down over the summer months.
See also: course, event, of, ordinary

the normal run (of something)

The standard, average, or typical type of something. The unorthodox politician is seen by many as a rebuke to the normal run of bureaucrats, who spend more time debating and arguing than actually accomplishing anything meaningful. While the normal run of stuff you find in a flea market is junk, every now and then you come across something really valuable.
See also: normal, run

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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For example, in the July 2001 American Journal of Physiology: Lung, Cellular, and Molecular Physiology, Day reported that compared with normal mice, mice with mutations in the cystic fibrosis-associated gene have less glutathione in the layer of fluid lining the airways.
So, instead of saying, "That looks pretty normal to me," I'm saying "That looks pretty non-mass-like, non-hemorrhagic, and non-infarcted to me.
3 times as likely to die from arrhythmia as those with normal electrical activity were.
But for breast cancer, the risk was higher at the heavier end of the normal range (23.
As significant as the normal purchase and sales exemption is, not all purchase and sales agreements are necessarily covered.
Still, Normal does have plenty of provocative humor, both gay and straight.
Some of the interest retained by the seller may represent a fee for normal loan servicing and some may represent an excess servicing receivable, such as the right to receive cash flows that exceed normal servicing fees, which is equivalent to an interest-only strip on the portion of the loan sold.
Of the 214 children followed longitudinally by Chess and Fernandez, a full 83 were deaf but of normal intelligence.
ISLAMABAD -- Normal to above-normal rainfall is expected in most parts of the country from February to April.
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.
NEI: Research on the normal and abnormal visual system, including eye development, optic nerve guidance and the visual centers of the brain.
Yeasts of the genus Malassezia, part of the normal cutaneous microflora of mammals, can cause life-threatening fungemia and other nosocomial infections in immunocompromised humans, especially in preterm neonates (1-3).
Burbank was about 2 1/2 degrees cooler than normal.
The alternate binaural bithermal test at that time detected a reduced vestibular response (RVR) of 16% left and a directional preponderance (DP) of 8% right--both within normal limits.
The word normal is used quite often in a critical sense," Siggi explains.