annus mirabilis

[ ahn-noo s mi-rah-bi-lis; English an-uh s-muh-rab-uh-lis ]SEE DEFINITION OF annus mirabilis
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Dryden also describes it in his Annus Mirabilis, commencing at verse 212.

So it really is not surprising that 1755 is an annus mirabilis to me.

The year 1814 was an annus mirabilis for England, as will be seen as it is unfolded.

The year 1801, the first of the nineteenth century, was annus mirabilis in the industrial history of mankind.

THE growing crescendo of success has reached its climax in this, the most wonderful month of our annus mirabilis.

For several years after Annus Mirabilis, Dryden produced but little poetry apart from his dramas.

The Annus Mirabilis shows great command of expression, and a fine ear for heroic rhyme.

Only in a single poem, that of the "Annus Mirabilis," in 1671, had he given any true indications of his surpassing powers.

This has been everywhere an 'annus mirabilis' for bad weather, and it continues here still.

In 1667 Dryden published a long poem entitled 'Annus Mirabilis.'

WORD ORIGIN

1667, Latin, literally "wonderful year, year of wonders," title of a publication by Dryden, with reference to 1666, which was a year of calamities in London (plague, fire, war).

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