- Latin mirificus. (Wiktionary)
“For instance, there is the doctor, whom Mrs.P. does not condescend to visit: that man educates a mirific family, and is loved by the poor for miles round: and gives them port-wine for physic and medicine, gratis.”
“I vow and swear by the handle of my paper lantern that it was a gallant, a mirific, nay, a most admirable piece.”
“Place de la Bourse, and having had to listen to another of such mirific demonstrations about a scheme from which both were to derive millions, answered drily:”
“He, too, is a dictator, at once humorous and tragic like the mirific doctor, but, unlike him, infinitely subtle.”
“What are they that they should interfere with the great mirific and most assuaging and comfortable feast of wit to which I am now about to introduce you!”
“It was the same Henry Monnier who, meeting him another time on the Place de la Bourse, and having had to listen to another of such mirific demonstrations about a scheme from which both were to derive millions, answered drily:”
“It was evident that the family, after the arrival of the mirific Jim Deming, had grown somewhat accustomed to”
“Being a loyal little soul, the child retained his affection for Auntie Anne, but he was swept off his little feet by his mirific parent.”
“His pretty French wife, who knows no English, charmingly dishevelled, uncorseted, free, in a dubious _peignoir_ trimmed with artificial lace -- she who moulded in mirific tights, sea-green with reflections of mother-of-pearl, like Venus Anadyomene, does the tight rope act every afternoon and evening -- sits a little way apart, busy with needle and thread repairing a sorry handful of garments which to-night will be tense with some portion of her shapely body.”
“I don't know how his consciousness could have arrived at appreciation of Antoinette's cooking, for he talked all through dinner, giving me an account of his mirific adventures in foreign cities.”
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