Though the documented cases of direct killing are not numerous, they must be taken very seriously and not dismissed as anomalies.
He testified that he did not see any anomalies on the knife with the exception of a slight kink in the blade.
But those shining moments have been anomalies, and this week's episodes served as a microcosm of this season's problems.
anomaly a·nom·a·ly (ə-nŏm'ə-lē)
A deviation from the average or norm.