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preternatural (adj) strange, mysterious

Preternatural powers are unnatural powers, powers that do not seem natural or that cannot be explained logically or easily. Preternatural silence is silence not usually experienced in this world, something that seems out of the world. Any thing strange and mysterious and cannot be explained logically is preternatural. Preternatural skill is skill not of this world, not found among normal human beings.

  • She surprised every one. She appeared to have preternatural power to say in advance what is going to happen. This was something that people donít usually have.
  • The silence of the place as they entered it at the dead of the night appeared to be preternatural. They had known silence but not this kind of silence. There appeared to be something otherworldly about it.
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