out of the ordinary


: unusual, different, or strange : not what is considered to be normal
What happened is nothing out of the ordinary.
Her taste is a bit out of the ordinary.

Examples of out of the ordinary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pen names are not at all out of the ordinary, particularly in the world of romance. Stephanie Merry, Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2022 By the Associated Press A few extra security guards and a dozen media tents were the only signs of anything out of the ordinary Friday outside the Wilkie D. Ferguson federal courthouse in Miami as the world awaited details of the criminal indictment against Trump. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 10 June 2023 The weather pattern that's bringing the Canadian smoke into the eastern U.S. isn't really that unusual or out of the ordinary, meteorologists say. Claire Thornton, USA TODAY, 9 June 2023 Having multiple members of the British royal family in attendance was not entirely expected ahead of the royal wedding, but also isn't out of the ordinary. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 2 June 2023 While highs across the state far exceed average temperatures for this time of year, National Weather Service Meteorologist Marcia Cronce said seeing temperatures this high to start June is not out of the ordinary. Beck Andrew Salgado, Journal Sentinel, 31 May 2023 These emotional vicissitudes aren’t out of the ordinary for Sellers. Annie Zaleski, Chron, 24 May 2023 According to Satterfield’s complaint, Cook was a conservative spender, so sending exorbitant amounts of money to foreign banks was out of the ordinary for him. USA TODAY, 14 May 2023 Traveling with 350 guests is not out of the ordinary for an Indian wedding, said Siddharth Sharma, the founder of House on the Clouds, a wedding photography and filmmaking company based in Bengaluru. Praachi Raniwala, New York Times, 13 May 2023

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“Out of the ordinary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20the%20ordinary. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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