Definitions

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  • adv. In a marvellous manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. (used as an intensifier) extremely well

Etymologies

marvellous +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • What Kinnear portrays marvellously is a deeply rational intellectual seeking to cope with a world that makes increasingly less sense: his only recourse is a despair that leads him to hole himself in what looks like a student bedsit and then a subversivness that prompts him to hand out T-shirts showing a smiling villain.

    Hamlet - review

  • From it I gathered that I was called a marvellously great sultan, a protector of the poor, and other Arabian Nights titles.

    The Land of Footprints

  • It was hard to believe that these youths were not quite sixteen, though man's estate was then accounted reached at an age which we should call marvellously immature in these more modern days.

    In the Days of Chivalry

  • But it had become self-controlled; the dark eyes looked straight forward with an expression marvellously full of meaning in one so young; the lips did not tremble as they spoke.

    The Unclassed

  • There was Aunt Philippa, tall and portly, with her well-preserved beauty, a little full-blown perhaps, but still 'marvellously' good-looking for her age, if she could only have not been so conscious of the fact.

    Uncle Max

  • Zoe Wanamaker plays Ranyevskaya excellently as a woman who combines utter financial recklessness with a fierce emotional intelligence: she shows this marvellously where she analyses her desperate need for men in spite of, or perhaps because of, their weaknesses, and then rounds on Lopakhin with a cry of "Don't talk to me about money".

    The Cherry Orchard - review

  • I can only give credit to my team for doing marvellously well but you want to be rewarded.

    Arsène Wenger claims 'outstanding' Arsenal had Chelsea on the ropes

  • A marvellously controlled and multilayered story within a story told in second person (the literary equivalent of breaking the fourth wall, but here an essential structural element rather than a gimmick) by a writer coming into the height of his powers.

    MIND MELD: Memorable Short Stories to Add to Your Reading List (Part 1 of 2)

  • And only yesterday I read another brilliant blog entry by Fleegle – about purl decreases, including a centered double purl decrease so marvellously simple that I think it should henceforth be known as a Fleegle.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • It has to be the marvellously titled Canter Banter.

    Media Monkey's Diary

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