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A marvelous or miraculous act, work, or achievement; a marvel.

won′der·work′er n.
won′der·work′ing adj.
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Adj.1.wonderworking - performing or able to perform wonders or miracles
extraordinary - beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"
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As the historian Laurence Moore puts it, even during the traumatic global upheavals of the 1930s and 1940s, Pentecostal periodicals convey "no sense that any events took place in the world other than the wonderworking, soul-saving miracles of the Holy Ghost.
In John's telling, discipleship was more important than Jesus' wonderworking, and while miracles are always a nice surprise, growth in faith usually involves significant struggle.
Between the reader and his literary object lays a resonant space governed by some rigorous principles, as that of closure, continuity, proximity, similarity, symmetry--according to Peter Stockwell, in his wonderworking study, Texture.
The tradition had handed down images of Christ's wonderworking abilities before the official first miracle at Cana: his hanging jugs on sunbeams, killing disagreeable playmates and grudgingly resurrecting them at Joseph's behest, infusing life into clay birds on the Sabbath, lengthening wooden items for disgruntled customers in Joseph's carpenter's shop, and other actions even less reconcilable with divine goodness, not to mention, biblical accounts.
The affectation of Buddhist teachers to wonderworking community (sangha).
1913), 160; and Wahram i warzawand nam "a kay of the den (kay-ew i denig), called the wonderworking Wahram" (Zand i Wahman Yasn 7.