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also mar·vel·lous  (mär′və-ləs)
1. Causing wonder or astonishment.
2. Of the highest or best kind or quality; first-rate: has a marvelous collection of rare books.

mar′vel·ous·ly adv.
mar′vel·ous·ness n.
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(ˈmɑr və ləs)

1. superbly fine: a marvelous show.
2. tending to arouse wonder, admiration, or astonishment.
3. preternatural.
Also, esp. Brit.,mar′vel•lous.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French]
mar′vel•ous•ly, adv.
mar′vel•ous•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.marvelous - extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers; "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement"
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"
2.marvelous - too improbable to admit of beliefmarvelous - too improbable to admit of belief; "a tall story"
incredible, unbelievable - beyond belief or understanding; "at incredible speed"; "the book's plot is simply incredible"
3.marvelous - being or having the character of a miraclemarvelous - being or having the character of a miracle
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
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Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal.
In which is related how Dorothy Gale of Kansas, The Shaggy Man, Button Bright, and Polychrome the Rainbow's Daughter met on an Enchanted Road and followed it all the way to the Marvelous Land of Oz.
The lecturer, who has lived most of his life in India, gave some marvelous exhibitions of his power, hypnotizing anyone who chose to submit himself to the experiment, by merely looking at him.
Athos was at this part of his marvelous vision, when the charm was suddenly broken by a great noise rising from the outer gates.
Without doubt, while looking towards the heavens, resuming his marvelous dream, he repassed by the same road by which the vision, at once so terrible and sweet, had led him before; for after having gently closed his eyes, he reopened them and began to smile: he had just seen Raoul, who had smiled upon him.
Jane Porter was glad that it was to be so, and in her heart of hearts she wondered at the marvelous fineness of character of this wondrous man, who, though raised by brutes and among brutes, had the true chivalry and tenderness which only associates with the refinements of the highest civilization.
D'Arnot was to be best man, and Hazel Strong bridesmaid, until Tennington upset all the arrangements by another of his marvelous "ideas."
"At midnight the wagon passes here that is to take us within the boundaries of that marvelous country."
"Yes, yes, marvelous!" Golenishtchev and Anna assented.
Like a flash the thought came to me of the marvelous opportunity these sleeping reptiles offered as a means of eluding the watchfulness of our captors and the Sagoth guards.
It's marvelous--absolutely marvelous just to think about it."
VILLA'S summer spending has continued with the signings of Tom Heaton and Marvelous Nakamba.