Origin of extraordinary
Examples from the Web for extraordinary
This breach is an extraordinary emotional drag on the exhausted population.In One Corner of Syria, Christmas Spirit Somehow Manages to Survive|Peter Schwartzstein|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And yet our country has redefined citizenship in some extraordinary ways since its inception.The Progressive Case Against Birthright Citizenship|Keli Goff|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is an extraordinary recording that deserves to be much better known.
“It is extraordinary that in one week of contemporary art auctions almost $2 billion worth of art was sold,” he says.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The history of horrors in the North Caucasus is so extraordinary and so long as to seem almost otherworldly.Where Chechens Go to Escape Their Surreal Past—and Risky Present|Anna Nemtsova|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had extraordinary luck at Baden: broke the bank several nights, and was the fable of the place.The History of Pendennis|William Makepeace Thackeray
Dr. Warren's interest in the Extraordinary Case increased at each visit he made.Emily Fox-Seton|Frances Hodgson Burnett
Peter Cauchon's face, at once striking and repulsive, betokens a mixture of audacity, wile and extraordinary stubbornness.The Executioner's Knife|Eugne Sue
I am sure I must have slept, for I had a notion, like one has sometimes in sleep, of extraordinary extension of time.Round About the Carpathians|Andrew F. Crosse
It's an extraordinary event; and how we are to get out I do not know.The Man With the Black Feather|Gaston Leroux
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Word Origin for extraordinary
Word Origin and History for extraordinary
early 15c., from Latin extraordinarius "out of the common order," from extra ordinem "out of order," especially the usual order, from extra "out" (see extra-) + ordinem (nominative ordo) "order" (see order). Related: Extraordinarily.