something that causes wonder, admiration, or astonishment; a wonderful thing; a wonder or prodigy: The new bridge is an engineering marvel.
Archaic. the feeling of wonder; astonishment.
to wonder at (usually followed by a clause as object): I marvel that you were able to succeed against such odds.
to wonder or be curious about (usually followed by a clause as object): A child marvels that the stars can be.
to be filled with wonder, admiration, or astonishment, as at something surprising or extraordinary: I marvel at your courage.
- mar·vel·ment, noun
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How to use marvel in a sentence
Reporting it; linking to it; commenting on it; marveling at it; expressing shock and disgust about it.
After all, the skill required to produce a blended scotch is worth marveling at.
Fans of a certain age grew up marveling at SportsCenter highlights of Ken Griffey Jr., Dave Justice, and a young Bonds.Alex Rodriguez Suspension Is a Sad Moment for Baseball | Michael Brendan Dougherty | August 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
She pulls up a chair, takes a seat and touches every part of him, head to toe, marveling at how peaceful he looks.
Cable pundits who were burying him two weeks ago were marveling at this remarkable turn of events.
As a matter of fact, that's just what Gibbs was thinking, and he looked sharply at Letitia, marveling at her cleverness.In the Onyx Lobby | Carolyn Wells
I have been patient and tolerant, marveling too much at thy insolence to be rightly angered.Where the Pavement Ends | John Russell
I read it first when I was a cub pilot, read it with fear and hesitation, but marveling at its fearlessness and wonderful power.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
Lovingly, tenderly, discerningly, marveling and absorbed and deeply fascinated I looked at Me in the mirror.I, Mary MacLane | Mary MacLane
So he wandered about the streets at night, marveling at the sights he saw, or staying at home in his little room.The "Genius" | Theodore Dreiser
British Dictionary definitions for marvel
(when intr, often foll by at or about; when tr, takes a clause as object) to be filled with surprise or wonder
something that causes wonder
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