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  • adjective Marvelous.

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  • adjective Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.

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  • adjective being or having the character of a miracle
  • adjective extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers
  • adjective too improbable to admit of belief


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First attested from 1300, from Old French, from merveillos, from merveille a wonder. See also: marvel.


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  • "The more I know dogs the more amazin 'marvellous they are to me,"


  • Now break it out into a series of 1 and 2 story personal dwelling units … and something marvellous is achieved!!!!!!

    Agro-Housing for a Sustainable Urban China | Inhabitat 2008

  • Thereupon the youth began, “Right wondrous and marvellous is my case and that of these fishes; and were it graven with gravers upon the eye corners it were a warner to whoso would be warned.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • Disraeli wants to create a context where the marvellous is possible.

    Schwarz 1 - Criticism - Critical Contexts 1979

  • To say the British people have been marvellous is an absolute understatement.

    The Puzzling Years Ahead 1945

  • For eleven days I walked in marvellous spring weather, under the sun and in the green.

    Wladyslaw Reymont - Autobiography 1924

  • "The more I know dogs the more amazin 'marvellous they are to me,"

    Chapter 8 1917

  • Which he calls a marvellous line of Theobald, 'unless (says he) the play called the Double Falsehood be (as he would have it thought)

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland Cibber, Theophilus, 1703-1758 1753

  • But of the five sovereigns of the Tudor dynasty it happened that only one, Henry VII., the first monarch of that dynasty, found or made an opportunity for the display of marked -- scarcely perhaps of "marvellous" -- personal courage; and thus the selection of the Tudor dynasty by the writer referred to as furnishing a contrasting illustration in the matter of personal courage to that of the Romanoffs was not particularly fortunate.

    Camps, Quarters, and Casual Places Archibald Forbes 1869

  • And it's only occasionally - like this occasion - that I lift my head and think, `Bloody hell, that's marvellous, that is.'

    March 5th, 2008 2008


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  • "Then perceived he first the hermit priest which was slain, then made he a marvellous sorrow upon him."

    - Thomas Malory, 'The Holy Grail'.

    September 13, 2009