from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Wonderful to relate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- interj. wonderfully, amazingly; It's a miracle!
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Wonderful to relate.
Worse, there would never be any wonderful surprises, as I look for X and Y but, mirabile dictu, find Z, which I thought I had lost years ago.
Added Krauthammer, “Obama has now decided that the man he simply could not banish because he had become part of Obama himself is, mirabile dictu, surgically excised.”
There were two "spoiled ballots" in my opinion, one vote for McCain--and, mirabile dictu, Mike Brock showed up late to throw in a solitary vote for Obama.
UPPERDATE: August 29 The blogswarm continues--and, mirabile dictu, there are some signs of life from the media.
Millions of women, mirabile dictu, still love the men in their lives and are disgusted by what's become the fashionable demonization of men.
De jure recognition of English would, mirabile dictu, change nothing.
My teacher, mirabile dictu, had been right about what my target market wanted: a little girl in braids, spouting grammatical incorrectness.
Again, you guys cavilierly “disprove” every single damn Nature or Science paper, mirabile dictu!
Then, mirabile dictu, after an admirable query, you have been asked to send a few chapters or even the whole book! to your dream agent.
He was Tom O’Brien, our local state representative, and he had set up a table in the adjoining room to meet his constituents and actually do his job—represent the people of his district—mirabile dictu.
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