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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MARVELOUS

But something had happened to K. that savored of the marvelous.

On the ceiling of this marvelous hall he could see carved the stars of heaven.

He did not see that the light in her marvelous eyes had grown very tender.

"It is marvelous how affection can be concealed," I observed, with sarcasm.

The acrobatics which he performed with that defenceless consonant were marvelous.

It is marvelous that it should be a prodigy and at the same time common.

His son would have all the marvelous things that filled the house.

The heirs to the ancient culture were not yet ready for their marvelous heritage.

“It is marvelous that they do not all kill each other,” Jethro said.

The gradations and brilliancy of these feather pictures are said to have been marvelous.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "causing wonder," from Old French merveillos "marvelous, wonderful" (Modern French merveilleux), from merveille (see marvel (n.)). Weakened sense of "splendid, very nice" is from 1924. Related: Marvelously.

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