normalcy

noun
nor·​mal·​cy | \ ˈnȯr-məl-sē How to pronounce normalcy (audio) \

Definition of normalcy

: the state or fact of being normal a return to normalcy after war

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Examples of normalcy in a Sentence

Let's hope for an end to the war and a return to normalcy. a combat-weary soldier longing for the normalcy of peacetime life
Recent Examples on the Web That's why, for all of the uncertainty surrounding their starting quarterback, the Browns operated as if in a bubble of normalcy despite the grey cloud — literally and figuratively — hanging over the first day. Chris Easterling, USA TODAY, 28 July 2022 Can one album — 16 tracks, to be exact — do all that for a world still blinking against the light of normalcy after years of a pandemic? Natachi Onwuamaegbu, Washington Post, 28 July 2022 That’s come at the cost of normalcy in his own life. Noah Robertson, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 July 2022 As cases sharply declined earlier this year, Biden again highlighted his administration’s efforts to end the pandemic and help the nation regain a sense of normalcy. Zeke Miller And Chris Megerian, Anchorage Daily News, 21 July 2022 As cases sharply declined earlier this year, Biden again highlighted his administration’s efforts to end the pandemic and help the nation regain a sense of normalcy. The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 July 2022 As cases sharply declined earlier this year, Biden again highlighted his administration’s efforts to end the pandemic and help the nation regain a sense of normalcy. Zeke Miller And Chris Megerian, Chicago Tribune, 21 July 2022 Having a heavy presence in the first round couldn’t have come at a better time with this past season being a return to normalcy for scouting. Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 6 July 2022 This year, the Fourth of July signifies for many a return to normalcy as virtual events have given way to in-person experiences. Anchorage Daily News, 5 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of normalcy

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of normalcy was in 1855

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3 Aug 2022

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“Normalcy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/normalcy. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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normalcy

noun
nor·​mal·​cy | \ ˈnȯr-məl-sē How to pronounce normalcy (audio) \

Kids Definition of normalcy

normalcy

noun
nor·​mal·​cy | \ ˈnȯr-məl-sē How to pronounce normalcy (audio) \
plural normalcies

Medical Definition of normalcy

: the state or fact of being normal

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