- preternatural (adj.)
- 1570s, from Medieval Latin preternaturalis (mid-13c.), from Latin phrase praeter naturam (praeterque fatum) "beyond nature (and beyond fate)," from praeter "beyond" (see preterite) + accusative of natura "nature" (see natural). "Preternatural is used especially to note that which might have been a work of nature, but is not" [Century Dictionary].
- 1. Below his preternatural affability there is some acid and steel.
- 2. Their parents had an almost preternatural ability to understand what was going on in their children's minds.
- 3. The suddenness of storms in that climate is something almost preternatural.
- 4. In Pearl's young beauty, as in the wrinkled witch, it has a preternatural effect.
- 在年幼、美丽的珠儿身上, 和那满脸皱纹的老妖婆一样, 准有一种超自然的力量.
来自英汉文学 - 红字
- 5. I'm a spirit with preternatural flesh . Detached. Unchangeable . Empty.
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