Marvelous

Mar"vel*ous

(?), a. [OE. merveillous, OF. merveillos, F. Merveilleux. See Marvel, n.]
[Written also marvellous.]
1. Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.
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This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
Ps. cxiii. 23.
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2. Partaking of the character of miracle, or supernatural power; incredible; so improbable as to defy belief.
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The marvelous fable includes whatever is supernatural, and especially the machines of the gods.
Pope.
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The marvelous, that which exceeds natural power, or is preternatural; that which is wonderful; -- opposed to the probable.
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Syn. -- Wonderful; astonishing; surprising; strange; improbable; incredible. -- Marvelous, Wonderful. We speak of a thing as wonderful when it awakens our surprise and admiration; as marvelous when it is so much out of the ordinary course of things as to seem nearly or quite incredible.
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