mirabile dictu love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Wonderful to relate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Wonderful to relate.

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  • interjection wonderfully, amazingly; It's a miracle!

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin mīrābile dictū : mīrābile, neuter sing. of mīrābilis, wonderful + dictū, ablative sing. supine of dīcere, to say.]

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From Latin, mirabilis ("wonderful") + dictum, supine of dico ("speak, tell")

Examples

  • 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.”

    Deconstructing Obama

  • 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.”

    Deconstructing Obama

  • 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.

    The Life Well-Read

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • UPPERDATE: August 29 The blogswarm continues--and, mirabile dictu, there are some signs of life from the media.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Millions of women, mirabile dictu, still love the men in their lives and are disgusted by what's become the fashionable demonization of men.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Millions of women, mirabile dictu, still love the men in their lives and are disgusted by what's become the fashionable demonization of men.

    The Duke "rape" case

  • De jure recognition of English would, mirabile dictu, change nothing.

    Firedoglake » Lieberman Supports Anti-Choice License Plates For Connecticut

  • My teacher, mirabile dictu, had been right about what my target market wanted: a little girl in braids, spouting grammatical incorrectness.

    Author! Author! » Blog Archive » Eye on the prize: living with feedback

  • Again, you guys cavilierly “disprove” every single damn Nature or Science paper, mirabile dictu!

    Enron Verdict « Climate Audit

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