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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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Adv.1.marvelously - (used as an intensifier) extremely wellmarvelously - (used as an intensifier) extremely well; "her voice is superbly disciplined"; "the colors changed wondrously slowly"
intensifier, intensive - a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"
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With the enthusiasm of a young artist she drew from the keys strains that seemed marvelously beautiful to Mam'selle Pauline, who stood enraptured near her.
They say Semenova acts marvelously. Count Pierre never used to forget us.
The Percerin of that period was a Huguenot, like Ambrose Pare, and had been spared by the Queen of Navarre, the beautiful Margot, as they used to write and say, too, in those days; because, in sooth, he was the only one who could make for her those wonderful riding-habits which she so loved to wear, seeing that they were marvelously well suited to hide certain anatomical defects, which the Queen of Navarre used very studiously to conceal.
He who at the moment occupied the upper step kept his adversaries marvelously in check.
Some of the singers from students of the Alhamra Academy of Performing Arts and general public had marvelously blessed voice, which was enjoyed by the audience.
The penetrating gaze that 'looks straight into the human heart' and the realistic depiction of the human form is marvelously achieved.
It's a very effective, clean, and inexpensive method that works marvelously well!
In his message of felicitation, the Chief Minister has said that the players of Pakistan XI have won the Independence Cup by playing marvelously and they have accorded the opportunity of happiness to the people.
When Akiva Weisinger first invited me to join his newly-minted Facebook group–the marvelously named "God Save Us From Your Opinion: A Place For Serious Discussion of Judaism"–back in August of 2014, I was definitely skeptical.
Stunningly shot and marvelously edited to capture the rhythms of the game, the pic transcends its subject much in the way Roger Angell's essays on baseball offer rare pleasures even to those uninterested in the game.
There is also a glossary and a marvelously annotated bibliography.
Its pulsing pentameter sustains the voice of a marvelously vivid character, alternately eerie and moving.