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 for The marvelous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
  
     Usage: 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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