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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 were so chaotic that it never happened. Profits are going to be down this quarter, since, in the normal course of things, site traffic 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 were so chaotic that it never happened. Profits are going to be down this quarter, since, in the normal course of events, site traffic 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 were so chaotic that it never happened. Profits are going to be down this quarter, since, in the ordinary course of things, site traffic 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 were so chaotic that it never happened. Profits are going to be down this quarter, since, in the ordinary course of events, site traffic 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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If I count my work from school magazines in Ghana, I have worked as an editor for thirty years, but in every week of those years I have encountered new variations of normal. Particularly memorable was an incident when I was working in-residence at California State University, Los Angeles.
Therefore, the power of transformation in storytelling, for me, is in the construction of Normal--and, on a sociopolitical level, it is interesting to observe who is allowed to shift Normal. It is no coincidence that there was a growth of interest in Hong Kong cinema after the emergence of Quentin Tarantino.
Where the marker of convention sits on the scale of the dominant Normal determines what is considered realist, magical realist (you'll find many writers labeled as such reject the idea), romance (based on what is accepted as a happy ending), gangster (where vengeance is normal), etc.
As the center has expanded, America and Russia have become part of the larger Normal and have thus qualified to be spoken of in the realm of quality.
In the studies cited above, pharyngeal reflux occurred in the face of normal esophageal parameters.
(12) Therefore, the esophageal acid exposure data cannot be interpreted as normal or abnormal.
(22-24) In fact, Toohill et al reported that pharyngeal acid reflux events occurred in as many as 20% of normal controls.
Most obese and sleepy patients were found to have normal blood gases while they were awake.
Industrial safety and transportation authorities are currently focusing on hypersomnolence as a significant cause of industrial and mass transportation accidents, and the incidence of recurrent highway crashes is seven times greater for individuals with OSAS than for normal controls.
It was recently demonstrated that inspiratory effort in the face of increased upper airway resistance could result in transient arousal despite the maintenance of normal ventilation and oxygenation.