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Sample sentences for the GRE study word preternatural

preternatural can be used as a adj

1.In Pearl's young beauty, as in the wrinkled witch, it has a preternatural effect. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
2.All at once we heard the crow of the cock coming up with preternatural shrillness through the clear morning air. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
3.Nevertheless, the old sea-traditions, the immemorial credulities, popularly invested this old Manxman with preternatural powers of discernment. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
4.I remember but little of the journey I only know that the day seemed to me of a preternatural length, and that we appeared to travel over hundreds of miles of road. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
5.His intellectual gifts, his moral perceptions, his power of experiencing and communicating emotion, were kept in a state of preternatural activity by the prick and anguish of his daily life. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
6.I wiped my tears and hushed my sobs, fearful lest any sign of violent grief might waken a preternatural voice to comfort me, or elicit from the gloom some haloed face, bending over me with strange pity. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
7.The parted mouth of Tashtego revealed his shark-white teeth, which strangely gleamed as if they too had been tipped by corpusants while lit up by the preternatural light, Queequeg's tattooing burned like Satanic blue flames on his body. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville

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