It is a brief text with philosophical leanings that revolves around the notions of normality and abnormality in human nature.
They were in fact stopped at the request of the Haitian government, which wanted a quick return to normality.
It took months, she said, for any semblance of normality to take root.
This isn't a good way to end an administration that started amid so many hopes of normality and reform.
Ultimately, though, he wants the rule of law, normality—and a good business environment.
When eventually he rose to go, they bade him good-night with the same implication of normality.
Her innocence of any wrong-doing in no way restored her to normality.
A deep depression recovers by changing the point of view from a feeling of unworthiness and self-blame to one of normality.
She was surprised into normality, and began to smile as she looked about her.
The glory of his temperament was its splendid sanity, balance, and normality.
c.1500, "typical, common;" 1640s, "standing at a right angle," from Late Latin normalis "in conformity with rule, normal," from Latin normalis "made according to a carpenter's square," from norma "rule, pattern," literally "carpenter's square" (see norm). Meaning "conforming to common standards, usual" is from 1828, but probably older than the record [Barnhart].
As a noun meaning "usual state or condition," from 1890. Sense of "normal person or thing" is from 1894. Normal school (1834) is from French école normale (1794), a republican foundation. The city of Normal, Illinois, U.S., was named 1857 for the normal school established there.
normal nor·mal (nôr'məl)
Conforming with, adhering to, or constituting a norm, standard, pattern, level, or type; typical.
Functioning or occurring in a natural way; lacking observable abnormalities or deficiencies.
Occurring naturally and not because of disease, inoculation, or any experimental treatment. Used of immunity.
Of, relating to, or being a solution having one gram equivalent weight of solute per liter of solution.
Of, relating to, or being an aliphatic hydrocarbon having a straight and unbranched chain of carbon atoms.
Of, relating to, or characterized by average intelligence or development.