under normal circumstances

under normal circumstances

According to the way things normally happen, occur, or unfold. Under normal circumstances, applications should take two to three weeks to process, but we are experiencing an unusually high volume of applicants at the moment. I'd usually start with recommending a change in diet and lifestyle under normal circumstances, but considering how severe the condition is I think we need to look at more drastic treatment options.
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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.
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Under normal circumstances, that would be a dire turn of events for owners who see cargoes cut almost overnight.
UNDER normal circumstances you'd fancy punting Burnley to rattle a youngish Fulham side (4pm) at the prices - but there's a Europa spanner in the works.
Although under normal circumstances the place would have gone to Bangor City, who finished second in the Welsh Premier last season, the fact the Citizens have been relegated after failing to secure a Tier 1 or Uefa licence, also disqualifies them from competing in the Europa League and the Irn-Bru Cup.
'It's one of the options we're considering because there is concern that the plan to rehabilitate Boracay Island cannot be achieved under normal circumstances, meaning when normal commercial activities are in operation,' Ano said in a statement.
Summary: Under normal circumstances the Gaza Strip is considered a time bomb.
Under normal circumstances, he would be a superb choice to be FBI director.
READING the comments from Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia who states that the punch from Paul Robinson on an Aston Villa player was disgusting: under normal circumstances, I would agree.
Under normal circumstances we don't notice it, but if we're anxious, depressed or stressed out we become obsessed with the sensation of a lump in the throat.
UNDER normal circumstances I would fully support Coventry's bid to become the City of Culture 2021 (Telegraph Aug 11).
Under normal circumstances, use of crude words like "sexual jihad" might be considered gross but in the current situation there is a great need for exposing the truth behind this un-Islamic Islamic State (IS).
Under normal circumstances the UDP stays in force until it is replaced by the new, approved LDF.
It may be OK for flying under normal circumstances at home base, but not for tactical situations.
Under normal circumstances, Pakistan Post stands to gain Rs 960,000 worth of revenue, otherwise; while Pakistan Post has informed Additional Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan Muhammad Afzal Khan about its decision.
Under normal circumstances, this is the time of year when it would be my pleasure to write a column about the outlook for plastics packaging products in the coming year.