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01/12/2013

miracle

Filed under: Logic,Terminology — anlactunay @ 6:32 AM

miracle
n.
1. An event that appears inexplicable by the laws of nature and so is held to be supernatural in origin or an act of God.
2. One that excites admiring awe; a wonderful or amazing event, act, person, or thing. See Synonyms at wonder.
3. A miracle play.
http://ahdictionary.com/word/search.html?q=miracle
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plural mir·a·cles
[count] 1 : an unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God
? a divine miracle ? She believed that God had given her the power to work/perform miracles. ? a miracle worker [=a person who is able to work/perform miracles]
2 : a very amazing or unusual event, thing, or achievement
? It would take a miracle for this team to win. ? The bridge is a miracle of engineering. = The bridge is an engineering miracle. ? the miracle of birth ? It’s a (minor) miracle that he succeeded. ? the miracle of his recovery ? She worked miracles with those kids. [=she accomplished wonderful things with those kids] ? a miracle drug/cure [=a drug/cure that is extremely or amazingly effective] ? These days, thanks to the miracle of television, we can watch events happening on the other side of the world. ? By some miracle, I was on time for work every day this week. [=it is surprising/amazing that I was on time for work every day this week]
http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/miracle
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