A page and a quarter (mirabile dictu) is devoted to a shoemakers' strike with no definite result.
He has told some of his travels in books so admirably written that, mirabile dictu!
Mr Bowles—mirabile dictu—backs his old schoolmaster against the goddess.
Yet how few go to the Isthmus on purpose to see these things, and, mirabile dictu, how few Americans!
It is said that the golfing girl does not care a jot what she wears on the links or—mirabile dictu!
As soon as this was done, he returned to the pigsty; found his pig perfectly restored to health, and, mirabile dictu!
Presently a rap is heard under the table—disjointed knee of the medium,—and then mirabile dictu!
The family doesn't care when it has its dinner, and, mirabile dictu, the cook doesn't care either!
It is generally not only finer but (mirabile dictu) brighter in the night.
But, mirabile dictu, during the passage they had managed to get a wax impression of it!
1831, Latin, literally "wonderful to relate." Found in Virgil.