• WordNet 3.6
    • v marvel be amazed at "We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"
    • v marvel express astonishment or surprise about something
    • n marvel something that causes feelings of wonder "the wonders of modern science"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Marvel That which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle. "I will do marvels such as have not been done.""Nature's sweet marvel undefiled."
    • v. i Marvel To be struck with surprise, astonishment, or wonder; to wonder. "Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you."
    • Marvel To cause to marvel, or be surprised; -- used impersonally. "But much now me marveleth ."
    • Marvel To marvel at.
    • Marvel Wonder. "Use lessens marvel ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n marvel That which causes wonder; an astonishing thing; a wonder; a prodigy.
    • n marvel Admiration; astonishment; wonder.
    • marvel To wonder at; be struck with surprise at; be perplexed with curiosity about: with a clause for object.
    • marvel To be filled with admiration, astonishment, or amazement; wonder.
    • marvel To appear wonderful; seem or be a wonder.
    • marvel Wonderful; marvelous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Marvel mär′vel a wonder: anything astonishing or wonderful: astonishment
    • v.i Marvel to wonder: to feel astonishment:—pr.p. mar′velling; pa.t. and pa.p. mar′velled
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  • Hazel Scott
    Hazel Scott
    “There's a time when you have to explain to your children why they're born, and it's a marvelous thing if you know the reason by then.”
  • Franklin P. Jones
    “Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
  • Joseph Stowell
    Joseph Stowell
    “God has marvelous ways of taking our worst tragedies and turning them into His most glorious triumphs.”
  • Monica Baldwin
    Monica Baldwin
    “What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God.”
  • Elie Wiesel
    “I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.”
  • Katherine Mansfield
    “Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. mervaile, F. merveille, fr. L. mirabilia, wonderful things, pl., fr. mirabilis, wonderful, fr. mirari, to wonder or marvel at. See Admire Smile, and cf. Miracle


In literature:

I taste the marvelous freshness of the air.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
It's a perfect marvel what a game these heavenly bodies play.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
When I visited Goyaz there was no sign and no hope of re-establishing steam navigation on that marvellous waterway.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Bring on your marvels.
"The Shadow World" by Hamlin Garland
I marvel what he means to do.
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
I sometimes marvel if we did well or no, when we writ our names to that submission.
"The King's Daughters" by Emily Sarah Holt
A regenerated soul is a greater marvel than the marvel of the spring-time.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Marvelous handiwork of basketry.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
It was marvelous how much room there was in such an article of furniture.
"Ted and the Telephone" by Sara Ware Bassett
The mechanism of the modern hall is a marvellous thing.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke

In poetry:

I marvel not if it be true;
I know this flower has lighted me
Nearer to Beauty's mystery,
And past the veils of secrets new.
"Fairy-Lanterns" by Clark Ashton Smith
Separate, upon the folded page
Of myth or marvel, sad or glad,
The test that gave the Lord to thee,
And thee to us, O Galahad!
"The Terrible Test" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
And whenever the way seemed long,
Or his heart began to fail,
She would sing a more wonderful song,
Or tell a more marvellous tale.
"The Fiftieth Birthday Of Agassiz. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
'O! if my love must suffer so —
And wholly for my sake —
What marvel that my tears should flow, —
Or that my heart should break!'
"Mirth and mourning" by Anne Bronte
Ah, no! that everywhere
The earth is passing fair,
And strange new life hath caught,
Is but the marvel wrought
By sunlight, rain, and air.
"The Miracle Of Spring" by Hattie Howard
What marvel if the spirit shrinks
From plunging in that turbid stream?
Or if, on waking thus, one thinks
That life was better in his dream?
"Dreamland" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Bart Giordano of Marvell on Wireless Systems.
Justin Brown talks with "Coach Commander" Mike Marvell .
LAS Vegas – Marvell is giving CES attendees a look at its latest portfolio of wireless solutions, including Wi-Fi Display which is supported across Marvell 's entire line of Avastar solutions.
With Bartz Out, Marvell 's Weili Dai Pushes Women In Tech.
Marvell 's Weili Dai.
Plextor Shipping M2 Series SSD Based on Marvell Controller.
Marvell said Monday that it plans to ship a new HyperDUO SATA controller chip that can turn an SSD into a cache for a larger hard drive.
'One Laptop Per Child' & Marvell team up on cheap tablets.
The nonprofit 'One Laptop Per Child' foundation and Marvell Technologies are teaming up to distribute low-cost tablets produced by other companies.
Marvell introduces world to its plug computer.
Marvell Bets on 'Plug Computers'.
Canucks' marvellous season turns to dust … then shame on us.
A marvellously mad mystery trip.
'Episodes' mocks TV marvelously .
Inception' a marvelously challenging mindbender.

In science:

There are indeed some experimental measurements to explain why a piano can sing so marvelously, and some theoretical analyses that refer to nonlinearity or more complex aspects.
Analysis on the relations between piano touch and tone
He reduced the definition to a finite level situation using a marvelous theorem of Frobenius descent, and proved Bernstein’s inequality by using Kashiwara’s theorem.
Rings of microdifferential operators for arithmetic $\mathscr{D}$-modules
The total extent of the H2O maser spot distribution is about 120 mas, which is consistent with previous studies from VLBI observations (Marvel, 1996; Nagayama et al., 2008).
The Distance and Size of the Red Hypergiant NML Cyg from VLBA and VLA Astrometry
However, the NW and SE maser features were not detected in our VLBA nor in previous VLBI observations (Marvel, 1996; Nagayama et al., 2008).
The Distance and Size of the Red Hypergiant NML Cyg from VLBA and VLA Astrometry
Similar honeycomb lattice structure of the two systems let them share most of their marvellous physical properties, including gapless Dirac fermions at the Brillouin-Zone corner, and the quantum spin Hall effect when spin-orbital coupling turns on16,17 .
d+id' Chiral Superconductivity in Bilayer Silicene