Yet the scenery for this annus mirabilis production has always been rather flimsy.
It was an annus mirabilis for the hideous (Putin, Assad, Cyrus), an annus horribilis for just about everyone else.
For several years after annus mirabilis, Dryden produced but little poetry apart from his dramas.
So it really is not surprising that 1755 is an annus mirabilis to me.
This has been everywhere an 'annus mirabilis' for bad weather, and it continues here still.
The year 1814 was an annus mirabilis for England, as will be seen as it is unfolded.
Only in a single poem, that of the "annus mirabilis," in 1671, had he given any true indications of his surpassing powers.
THE growing crescendo of success has reached its climax in this, the most wonderful month of our annus mirabilis.
The year 1801, the first of the nineteenth century, was annus mirabilis in the industrial history of mankind.
The annus mirabilis shows great command of expression, and a fine ear for heroic rhyme.
a wonderful year
1667, Latin, literally "wonderful year, year of wonders," title of a publication by Dryden, with reference to 1666, which was a year of calamities in London (plague, fire, war).
A Latin expression meaning “miraculous year.” The term refers to a year in which an unusual number of remarkable things occurred: “The Waste Land and Ulysses both appeared in 1922, the annus mirabilis of modern literature.”
Note: The reverse is an annus horribilus, or “terrible year.” Queen Elizabeth II used the term in 1992, referring to a major fire at Windsor Castle and the widely publicized marital problems of her family members.