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  • n. One who claims or is alleged to perform wonders, marvels, or miracles.


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  • There is a legend that St. Faro allowed him as much land as he might surround in one day with a furrow; that Fiacre turned up the earth with the point of his crosier, and that an officious woman hastened to tell Faro that he was being beguiled; that Faro coming to the wood recognized that the wonderworker was a man of God and sought his blessing, and that Fiacre henceforth excluded women, on pain of severe bodily infirmity, from the precincts of his monastery.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • But I suppose that he didn´t care if he was opening himself up to ridicule from contemporary Jews who might probably have been in a position to challenge Mark´s claim that a galilean wonderworker named Jesus from Nazareth had ever been crucified in Jerusalen under Pontious Pilate.

    The Death of the Mythical Messiah

  • Then a fellow named Mark came along and thought he could be a bit more specific about where the crucifixion did take place and by visions or revelations happened to find inspiration in places like the Servant verses in Isaiah, biblical verses that naturally lend themselves towards "chronos narratives" about a galilean wonderworker being crucified on a specific hill in Jerusalem under a specific Roman governor.

    The Death of the Mythical Messiah

  • Along the way, I took out the old windows and took one to my friend Emil, who is a wonderworker with wood.

    Long weekend, windows and my inability to build them - overcome!

  • You're going to meet a sideshow wonderworker who is going to do things with nails, swords, fire and glass that you wouldn't do for a million bucks.

    CNN Transcript May 9, 2004

  • This request received immediate practical acquiescence as the wonderworker deliberately extracted eggs from the

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, August 20, 1892

  • Pantaleon is venerated in the East as a great martyr and wonderworker.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • A wonderworker during his life, he has continued to be the same since his death.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • However divided opinion might be on the question of Leonard's status as a wonderworker or a charlatan, he certainly arrived at Mary Hampton's house - party with a reputation for pre-eminence in one or other of those professions, and he was not disposed to shun such publicity as might fall to his share.

    Beasts and Super-Beasts

  • The person commemorated is obviously Apollonius Tyaneus, a Pythagorean philosopher and wonderworker, said to have been born about four years before the Christian era.

    The Care of Books


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