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- n. The property of being extraordinary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being extraordinary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being extraordinary; uncommonness; remarkableness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being extraordinary and not commonly encountered
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Here was a prime example of the extraordinariness of the ordinary, though it doesn't do to be too sentimental.
"What made me want to make this [and] to tell this story, beyond the extraordinariness of Betty Anne's achievement, was what I imagined was the bond between these two people and the extraordinary love that they shared – her faith in him and his in her."
Two stories, especially, highlight the extraordinariness of these ancient organisms.
Mushrooming is cultish, often obsessive, and Ms. Bone the journalist, opting to stalk her subject via its disciples, discovers a world in which the extraordinariness of the hunters matches that of their prey.
Reading about him when I was a young person, I was struck mostly by the variety and extraordinariness of his experiences, and the fascinating idea that math had such concrete applications.
Also, it might cheapen the extraordinariness of having powers.
As such, Judge Miller had acquired many of those unusual tics and quirks that give federal judges such an air of rarified extraordinariness.
A "saintly life story" (hailger wandel) is defined precisely by its extraordinariness and so cannot be judged by standards of "normal" behavior. 29
The Clarion workshops always have great faculty, but for this particular Clarion in this particular year, I can testify to their extraordinariness because I've worked with four of the six instructors on writing projects, and they're people I continue to learn a lot from.
These artifacts would find their way into the hands of collectors, who put them all together, showcasing their extraordinariness and trying to deconstruct what they were about.