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Definition not typical

(not representative of a group, class, or type; or deviating from normal expectations)
  • Okay, so maybe my upbringing was a little atypical.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • The urine we found at the Grand Hyatt demonstrated large deposits of yeast, as well as atypically large counts of red blood cells.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • But she's atypically reserving comment as well, and I think I must be sounding something unusual indeed, to quell Ms.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Well, sir, yours were read as grade four, atypical, probably benign.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • "It's not an atypical reaction from a witness to a violent crime."
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Alas, it's also atypical, and Western aid efforts have been particularly ineffective in Muslim countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • HERE'S A TYPICAL day in the atypical new reality of Camp Haven.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • The casino presence makes Tunica quite atypical of most small towns in Mississippi.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • All evening, Collet had sensed an atypical intensity in his captain.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Moody's experience was somewhat atypical.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • That area he conceded (and it was atypical for him to concede anything) to her.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Snow in June would be atypical.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • I threw my bouquet with atypical skill, right into Angela's surprised hands.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Aspen was smarter than anyone knew and devastatingly handsome, but it was atypical for a woman to marry down.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • He suspects that it is this terrain that's atypical and upside down-but he's not sure.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Only affluent Baldwin County to the south, with its beautiful Gulf of Mexico beaches, was atypical, with an African American population of just 9 percent.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • But atypical.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • I therefore decided I should retire underneath the upturned canoe, so that the presence of a human being would not be readily apparent, with its consequent tendency to induce atypical behavior in the beasts.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Most of the Yunkai'i treated their chattels decently enough, so long as they did their jobs and caused no trouble .... and this old man in his rusted collar, with his fierce loyalty to Lord Wobblecheeks, his owner, was not at all atypical.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • The book was filled with complicated sentences explaining Henrietta's cells by saying, "its atypical histology may correlate with the unusually malignant behavior of the carcinoma," and something about the "correlate of the tumor's singularity."
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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