- wonderful; remarkable.
- Archaic. wonderfully; remarkably.
Origin of wondrous
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Examples from the Web for wondrously
Here are five wondrously accomplished new collections to read during National Short Story Month.5 Must-Read Short-Story Collections
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The scene of that service must have been wondrously beautiful and impressive.The Little Manx Nation - 1891
Only one street from here my ogre materialized again, or some one wondrously like him.The Bondwoman
Marah Ellis Ryan
He had eyes only for the girl; who was so wondrously, so completely, like his wife.In Kings' Byways
Stanley J. Weyman
It was wondrously fine, finer than anything Andy had done until then.
As they show against the sky, they are wondrously elegant and graceful.The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5
- exciting wonder; marvellous
- (intensifier)it is wondrous cold
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Word Origin and History for wondrously
c.1500, from Middle English wonders (adj.), c.1300, originally genitive of wonder (n.), with suffix altered by influence of marvelous, etc.
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