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[mass noun] The condition of being normal; the state of being usual, typical, or expected:‘the office gradually returned to a semblance of normality’
sanity, soundness of mind, mental health, balance, lucidity, reason, rationalitya normal state of affairs, business as usual, the daily round, routine, a normal pattern, order, regularityView synonyms
- ‘Farmers too want a return to normality in the countryside because many of us are also very dependent on tourism for a large part of our income.’
- ‘The election is viewed as a first step toward its return to stability, normalcy and democracy, according to the officials.’
- ‘There can be periods of high political tension but then normalcy returns.’
- ‘Yesterday Yorkshire flood victims still struggling to return to normality welcomed the move, but said it was too late.’
- ‘Perhaps some kind of semblance of normality can now return.’
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