verb (used with object), mar·veled, mar·vel·ing or (especially British) mar·velled, mar·vel·ling.
verb (used without object), mar·veled, mar·vel·ing or (especially British) mar·velled, mar·vel·ling.
Origin of marvel
Examples from the Web for marvelled
Historical Examples of marvelled
"I marvelled at your courage in talking to her as you did," said Eudora.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
With his whole soul, he marvelled at her softness and relaxation.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
For all felt a blow to be impending, and only marvelled at its being so long withheld.In the Valley
And Pierre marvelled at finding him such as he had anticipated.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
They called it the Free Level, and I marvelled at the nature of this freedom.City of Endless Night
verb -vels, -velling or -velled or US -vels, -veling or -veled
Word Origin for marvel
c.1300, "to be filled with wonder," from Old French merveillier "to wonder at, be astonished," from merveille (see marvel (n.)). Related: Marveled; marveling.
c.1300, "miracle," also "wonderful story or legend," from Old French merveille "a wonder, surprise, miracle," from Vulgar Latin *miribilia (also source of Spanish maravilla, Portuguese maravilha, Italian maraviglia), altered from Latin mirabilia "wonderful things," from neuter plural of mirabilis "wonderful, marvelous, extraordinary; strange, singular," from mirari "to wonder at," from mirus "wonderful" (see smile). A neuter plural treated in Vulgar Latin as a feminine singular. Related: Marvels.