prodigy, miracle, wonder


*: John Foxe believed that special prodigies had heralded the Reformation.

: Many religious beliefs are based on miracles.

: An example of a miracle associated with Muhammad is the splitting of the moon.

*: Secondly, it was a miracle that a document hammered out with such difficulty, satisfying very few of its authors completely and satisfying some of them very little, would turn out to be the most successful political invention in history.

*: It was a miracle that I survived that ditching in the high waves because I had my seat belt and shoulder harness unbuckled in anticipation of bailing out.

*: Seen in this light it was a miracle of economic history that Europe was able to undertake so much higher a proportion of its expansion overseas, and secure a massive injection of resources and big markets without a commensurate growth in her numbers.

*: The home of our kings, over which you tread as you pace the immense hall known as the Salle des Pas-Perdus, was a miracle of architecture.

*: It was a miracle of engineering that made possible, with the cheap electricity the dam generated, another kind of miracle: the bizarre, superilluminated city of Las Vegas, Nevada.

: ux|en|Wonders of the World seem to come in sevens.

: ux|en|The idea was so crazy that it is a wonder that anyone went along with it.

: ux|en|Hes a wonder at cooking.

*: Socrates: I see, my dear Theaetetus, that Theodorus had a true insight into your nature when he said that you were a philosopher, for wonder is the feeling of a philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder. He was not a bad genealogist who said that Iris (the messenger of heaven) is the child of Thaumas (wonder).

*: They were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

*: All wonder is the effect of novelty upon ignorance.

*: Miss Paynter had a little wonder as to whether the man, as she called Mr. Lacy in her own mind, had ever been admitted to this room. She thought not.

*: I could not sufficiently wonder at the intrepidity of these diminutive mortals.

*: We cease to wonder at what we understand.

*: I wonder, in my soul, / What you would ask me, that I should deny.

: ux|en|I wonder whether penguins can fly.

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