Politicians, pollsters and the public have begun to see the issues of morality and leadership collide rather than converge, leading to contradictory and sometimes preternatural election results.
Her eyes were actually glowing with their own otherworldly light, and her hair seemed to be floating around her as if a strange preternatural wind was playing with it, toying with the silky tendrils.
Harte's stories, in their matter-of-fact referencing of the preternatural and supernatural, and in their blending of the fantastic and the mundane may be seen as affiliates of Magic Realism.
And for a few brief minutes the skies opened and sunlight streamed down from above, lighting the lake from within, giving the jellyfish a preternatural glow.
But more than anything else, I heard expressions of awe at the president's preternatural certainty and wonderment about its source.
The daguerreotype process often led to images of preternatural clarity and precision; they must have seemed miraculous in the 1840s.
Abruptly, Beth and the other vampire joined the fray, fighting with teeth as well as preternatural speed and strength.
Perhaps we would do well to resist our acquired, self-conscious tendencies, to test our skills at preternatural listening to the rich multitude of stories issuing from the matrix of hurricanes.
None of that, however, mitigates the fact that I was a very good hunter - I'm still a good shot - with preternatural hearing and a kind of instinct for finding the animals.
A spray of green leaves embodies and radiates light against the relatively flat and abstracted background of a blooming meadow; shadows on the brocade reverberate with preternatural energy.