Origin of preternatural
Examples from the Web for preternaturally
Unlike the Hollywood version of genius, which is preternaturally cerebral, Hitchens was preternaturally visceral.Remembering the Real Genius of Christopher Hitchens, Not the Caricature|Lee Siegel|December 18, 2011|DAILY BEAST
For the record, her long, golden locks are as preternaturally perfect as ever.
For some reason the preternaturally acute Angèle avoided her mother.The Revellers|Louis Tracy
The pulse was preternaturally slow—great stupor—dilatation of the pupils, and diastasis of the bones of the head.Remarks on the Subject of Lactation|Edward Morton
All her senses were preternaturally acute—she could see incredible distances, hear, smell, in a way that only wild nature can.Lore of Proserpine|Maurice Hewlett
She was very pale, and her eyes were dilating and preternaturally bright.The Historical Nights' Entertainment|Rafael Sabatini
First came Tom Sawyer, high-booted, one-braced, preternaturally solemn and important.Through Arctic Lapland|Cutcliffe Hyne
British Dictionary definitions for preternaturally
Word Origin for preternatural
Word Origin and History for preternaturally
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).