How to use Wonderful in a sentence
He was such a wonderful person in so many ways.
I think it's a wonderful dream.
She was so fortunate to have such a wonderful family.
You did a wonderful job.
You have the most wonderful laugh I have ever heard.Advertisement
The human mind is so wonderful and so versatile.
It was something wonderful, exciting and indistinct.
It was a wonderful sound.
You're a wonderful husband and father.
It's wonderful what a lot of our troops have gathered, lads!Advertisement
He loves to climb much better than to spell, but that is because he does not know yet what a wonderful thing language is.
I have heard of this wonderful magic.
It's wonderful how they shine!
You look wonderful, darling.
The tipster is doing a wonderful service for the country.Advertisement
In a wonderful book, called "The Arabian Nights," there are many interesting stories about him.
I think it's wonderful that you have preserved an old way of life.
You are the most wonderful man.
It's a wonderful place to grow up.
This child has a wonderful gift.Advertisement
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil.
It's wonderful up there.
One can really say it's a wonderful voice!
I married a wonderful person, not a bankroll.
Many other stories are told of this wonderful slave.Advertisement
It was wonderful having him back, but the feeling of doom persisted.
Her plan, while brilliant when plotted the past month, didn't seem quite so wonderful right now.
She had always imagined how it would be, but there was no way she could have imagined how wonderful it actually was.
How could this wonderful thing tear us apart this way?
They make wonderful servants, but I think they have really terrible jobs.
General Loring kindly showed me a copy of one of the wonderful bronze doors of the Baptistry of Florence, and I felt of the graceful pillars, resting on the backs of fierce lions.
This is wonderful! she cried, holding out her hand to him.
She must be a wonderful woman.
That night when Christopher went home he had a wonderful story to tell.
Later I read the book again in French, and I found that, in spite of the vivid word-pictures, and the wonderful mastery of language, I liked it no better.
I was delighted, for my mind was full of the prospective joys and of the wonderful stories I had heard about the sea.
But his most wonderful work is the painting of the trees, which look, after his task is done, as if they were covered with the brightest layers of gold and rubies; and are beautiful enough to comfort us for the flight of summer.
She thinks it is wonderful that two people should write stories so much alike; but she still considers her own as original.
The way he had rescued her from the dogs, and from the fox in the chicken house - yes, there were a lot of wonderful memories on this farm.
You do know you're the most wonderful person in the world, don't you?
Some time after this, Zeuxis painted another wonderful picture.
The little songs and the sonnets have a meaning for me as fresh and wonderful as the dramas.
Four letters mentioned Rev. Martin and the wonderful work he and Annie were doing with 'the poor mistaken souls.'
I've had a wonderful evening and look forward to seeing you all Friday.
He visited many lands and saw many wonderful things.
Still, for awhile, the frost fairies did not notice this strange occurrence, for they were down on the grass, so far below the tree-tops that the wonderful shower of treasure was a long time in reaching them; but at last one of them said, Hark!
It was summer, a wonderful time of year in New Hampshire and on Friday, three weeks after her first visit, Julie returned to Keene.
It was so wonderful simply being held in his arms.
Marriage was going to be a wonderful change.
You're a wonderful father and husband.
Then he sang a wonderful song, so sweet, so lively, so touching, that many of the sailors were moved to tears.
He told his wonderful story to the king; but the king would not believe him.
It's easy enough, however, to say Helen is wonderful, because she really is.
It is wonderful how rapidly yet perfectly the sand organizes itself as it flows, using the best material its mass affords to form the sharp edges of its channel.
Sarah said, "That would be wonderful, you sure you don't mind?"
How else would she have landed such a wonderful man?
It's the wonderful Wizard of Oz.
I can't tell you how wonderful those words sound.
He's been really wonderful to me.
The soil is suitable for the cultivation of almost all kinds of tropical produce, and it is to be regretted that the prosperity of the colony depends almost entirely on one article of production, for the consequences are serious when there is a failure, more or less, of the sugar crop. Guano is extensively imported as a manure, and by its use the natural fertility of the soil has been increased to a wonderful extent.
When it is added that the Lancastrian party avoided holding a parliament for three years, because they dared not face it, and that the French were allowed to sack Fowey, Sandwich and other places because there was no English fleet in existence, it is not wonderful that many men thought that the cup of the iniquities of the house of Lancaster was full.
If, as Huxley admits, even putting it with unnecessary force against himself,"the immortality of man is not half so wonderful as the conservation of force or the indestructibility of matter," the question then is, how far a critical analysis of our belief in the last-named doctrines will leave us in a position to regard them as the last stage in systematic thinking.
Above all things he loved order; and he had got the way of observing it in everything with wonderful exactness.
It is the latter which mentions the mysterious garden and the wonderful trees which Yahweh planted, and depicts Yahweh conversing with man and walking in the garden in the cool of the evening.
He can do several very wonderful things--if he knows how.
One day when they were with their mother, she showed them a wonderful book that some rich friend had given her.
So he sat down and wrote a wonderful story, which he called "The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe."
They told him about the wonderful things they had seen there.
There everybody was talking about King Cleobulus and his wonderful wisdom.
I shall never forget the ripple of alternating joy and woe that ran through that beautiful little play, or the wonderful child who acted it.
I learn a great many new and wonderful things.
Perhaps it was just the Cossack, Likhachev, who was sitting under the wagon, but it might be the kindest, bravest, most wonderful, most splendid man in the world, whom no one knew of.
Why hadn't she realized what wonderful parents she had while they were still alive?
It's wonderful on the open road once more!
How wonderful it must feel to be so sure of what he was doing.
She is still that same wonderful person.
Wonderful. It's a perfect day for a picnic, don't you think?
He couldn't believe how wonderful it felt.
Wonderful. It's been too long.
You are so wonderful.
In the narrative of William Rubruquis (1253), though distinct reference is made to the conquering Gur Khan under the name of Coir Cham of Caracatay, the title of "King John" is assigned to Kushluk, king of the Naimans, who had married the daughter of the last lineal representative of the gur khans.(fn 2) And from the remarks which Rubruquis makes in connexion with this King John, on the habit of the Nestorians to spin wonderful stories out of nothing, and of the great tales that went forth about King John, it is evident that the intelligent traveller supposed this king of the Naimans to be the original of the widely spread legend.
The value of this wonderful provision of nature to the bee-keeper of to-day may be estimated from the fact that bees managed according to modern methods are necessarily subject to so much manipulating or handling, that fatal accidents are as likely to happen in bee-life as among human beings.
They are in turn skilled scientists, architects, builders, artisans, labourers and even scavengers; but collectively they are the rulers on whom the colony depends for the wonderful condition of law and order which has made the bee-community a model of good government for all mankind.
The danger of contagion lies in the wonderful vitality of the spores, and their great resistance to heat and cold.
Though in modern times a great deal has appeared in the daily newspapers on the subject, it is a notable fact that not a tithe of the wonderful things published in such articles about bees and bee-keeping is worthy of credence or possesses any real value.
In Leland's time "the men of the town used grazing" in the "wonderful pastures upon Dove," and in the 17th and 18th centuries the market was the greatest in that part of England for cattle and provisions; in the 18th century it furnished cheeses to many London cheesemongers.
The perfect gem-cutting of the ancients could not have been attained without the use of magnifiers; and doubtless the artificers who executed these wonderful works also made them.
In a letter home he described Rome as "the most wonderful place on earth," but the Roman Catholic religion as "polytheistic, degrading and idolatrous."
And yet, he was excited - anticipating sharing this wonderful event.
Wonderful wasn't the word for it.
It said, 'this is Paul and his wonderful wife Jennifer whom I'll love forever,' blah, blah, blah.
No, but we also wouldn't have had all the wonderful times either.
You are going to be a wonderful vampire, not at all sleazy like someone I know.
Dean's damaged bike was stowed in the trunk and in a matter of minutes he went from being an integral part of a wide and wonderful biking world to just another simple observer seated behind glass and peeking at life at 50 miles an hour.
I don't understand what such a wonderful person sees in a hick like me.
The silver frame makes a wonderful personalized 25th wedding anniversary gift.
Tim Weber in his Extra 300 got up next and put on a great show of precision aerobatics including some wonderful inverted flat spins.
You will find allsorts of wonderful items at Madhouse gifts.
These two matches were models of how squash should be played, and all four players are wonderful ambassadresses for their sport.
For her graduate work, Jean chose to study astrophysics - " a wonderful field with wide open discovery space.
He also made 100 by running a silent auction with his wonderful image of the two dolphins in the waves.
A wonderful collection of vintage automobiles can also be seen.
It also had a good storyline and had wonderful baddies.
Artichoke hearts also add a wonderful flavor to salads, pasta dishes, vegetable bakes and pizzas.
Many different kinds of weird and wonderful beetles and other invertebrates may live in the cracks in gnarled and fissured old bark.
A wonderful antique carpet beater in willow wood, dating to circa 1895.
The grounds are wonderful, with pathways leading through wild meadow and by a little beck is a child's play house.
Our own native birches such as B. pendula and B. pubescens provide an excellent spring flush of foliage and wonderful autumn color.
The oldest swinging amazing grace in of the national upmann's wonderful cigars.
Ivy is our only native woody evergreen climber and it makes a wonderful contribution both to the beauty of our woodlands and its ecology.
I'm a wonderful comforter to babies & young children and I'm super soft.
His unwavering commitment to road safety has ensured a wonderful legacy that will continue to live.
Why, it's Oz, the Wonderful Wizard, come back again!
I was then for a time the Head of the finest Flying Machine that was ever known to exist, and we did many wonderful things.
It was a beautiful land lying on both sides of the wonderful river Nile.
Then I could go to many strange lands and see many wonderful things.
Here were her wonderful hands.
He did not hear her soft breathing as she stood over him and watched him finish the wonderful drawing.
The name of Arion is still remembered as that of a most wonderful musician.
And when he had blessed them, all began to sing; and the whole forest was filled with sweetness and joy because of their wonderful melodies.
He thought that a wonderful light was shining around him.
All through the night he sat among the abbey cows, and sang his wonderful song.
At length, others of the servants heard him, and were entranced by his wonderful song.
And all of the sweet-faced sisters and other women of the place listened while he sang again the wonderful song of the creation.
Child as I was, I at once felt the tenderness and sympathy which endeared Dr. Bell to so many hearts, as his wonderful achievements enlist their admiration.
Added to this she had a wonderful faculty for description.
I have often held in my hand a little model of the Plymouth Rock which a kind gentleman gave me at Pilgrim Hall, and I have fingered its curves, the split in the centre and the embossed figures "1620," and turned over in my mind all that I knew about the wonderful story of the Pilgrims.
It was a wonderful, glorious song, and it won the blind poet an immortal crown, the admiration of all ages.
I should think the wonderful rhythmical flow of lines and curves could be more subtly felt than seen.
This wonderful world with all its sunlight and beauty was hidden from me, and I had never dreamed of its loveliness.
I never realized what a wonderful people the Japanese are until I saw their most interesting exhibit.
I think Mr. Keith is a wonderful teacher, and I feel very grateful to him for having made me see the beauty of Mathematics.
It is a wonderful exhibition of portraits, they say.
The truth is not wonderful enough to suit the newspapers; so they enlarge upon it and invent ridiculous embellishments.
Besides, they said Helen's wonderful deliverance might be a boon to other afflicted children.
She could not remember that any one had ever read to her any stories about King Frost, but said she had talked with her teacher about Jack Frost and the wonderful things he did.
The most precious, the most wonderful of His gifts was still mine.
I was never angry after that because I understood what my friends said to me, and I was very busy learning many wonderful things.
To be sure, I take the keenest interest in everything that concerns those who surround me; it is this very interest which makes it so difficult for me to carry on a conversation with some people who will not talk or say what they think, but I should not be sorry to find more friends ready to talk with me now and then about the wonderful things I read.
It is wonderful to see flowers bloom in the midst of a snow-storm!
The stars are the apexes of what wonderful triangles!
Oh, what a wonderful man he is!
She rubbed her temples and issued a challenging glare to the contents of the pantry, furious once more she could eat none of the wonderful things it held.
They were fortunate - fortunate to have each other and fortunate to have adopted two wonderful children.
He's a wonderful provider.
He.d spent many wonderful nights in the now crispy bed.
Half the time pining for Miss Wonderful and the other half whining because she ripped my heart out!
Oh, it was wonderful.
It will be wonderful!
He smiled, thinking what a wonderful mother Elisabeth would be, yet he could never give that to her.
The hugging and kissing was wonderful, but that was why they were getting so frustrated.
If the elderly man had only waited a few more years to die, he might have left the underground hell and lived to see this wonderful world.
Didn't everyone think their parents were wonderful people?
Jameson (1897) of the text of the Ring (first published in the pocket edition of the full scores) is the most wonderful tour de force yet achieved in its line.
The skill of these men is often wonderful.
Garrick's French descent and his education may have contributed to give him the vivacity and versatility which distinguished him as an actor; and nature had given him an eye, if not a stature, to command, and a mimic power of wonderful variety.
Between 70 and 80 species have already been described, many of them the most gorgeously adorned, and others, such as the Pteridophora albertisi, the most wonderful of feathered creatures.
That all this wonderful "show" is the consequence of the polygamous habit of the ruff can scarcely be doubted.
The separation of the Pipils from the chief tribes of the Nahuatl branch happened centuries before the conquest, and they developed a singular and characteristic civilization, which can be seen in the wonderful stone-reliefs and sculptures of Sta Lucia de Cozumalhuapa on the Pacific coast of Guatemala.
The very high dispersion (index for red light = 2.402, for blue light = 2.460) gives it the wonderful " fire " or display of spectral colours.
Abauzit was a man of great learning and of wonderful versatility.
The result was that the wonderful British seamen, including the mercantile marine, mine-sweepers and fishermen, did not receive adequate recognition of their services to the Allies.
In the age succeeding the Reformation there was no disposition on the part of the English Church to emulate the wonderful activity of the Jesuits.
The legend of Wayland probably had its home in the north, where he and his brother Egil l 2 were the types of the skilled workman, but there are abundant local traditions of the wonderful smith in Westphalia and in southern England.
The Capella Palatina, at Palermo, the most wonderful of Roger's churches, with Norman doors, Saracenic arches, Byzantine dome, and roof adorned with Arabic scripts, is perhaps the most striking product of the brilliant and mixed civilization over which the grandson of the Norman Trancred ruled.
Easter Island is famous for its wonderful archaeological remains.
The whole town, with the exception of the cathedral, and about 140 houses, was burned to the ground, and the greater part of its 36,000 inhabitants were butchered without regard to age or sex, but it recovered from this deadly blow with wonderful rapidity.
His despatches on this occasion are still extant, and whatever we may think of the cause on which he was engaged, they certainly give a wonderful impression of the zeal and ability with which he discharged his functions.
The writer makes no comment on the wonderful story which he tells.
With these wonderful scenes, the most intensely tragic in all German literature, Goethe's poetry in this period reaches its climax.
The literary results of these years cannot be compared with those of the preceding period; they are virtually limited to a few wonderful lyrics, such as Wanderers Nachtlied, An den Mond, Gesang der Geister fiber den Wassern, or ballads, such as Der Erlkonig, a charming little drama, Die Geschwister (1776), in which the poet's relations to both Lili and Frau von Stein seem to be reflected, a dramatic satire, Der Triumph der Empfindsamkeit (1778), and a number of Singspiele, Lila (1777), Die Fischerin, Scherz, List and Rache, and Jery and Beitely (1780).
The calm beauty of Greek tragedy is seen in the new iambic version of Iphigenie auf Tauris (1787); the classicism of the Renaissance gives the ground-tone to the wonderful drama of Torquato Tasso (1790), in which the conflict of poetic genius with the prosaic world is transmuted into imperishable poetry.
This extraordinary spiritual tyranny, for it seems little else, acquired a wonderful hold and exercised a singularly uniting power over the scattered nation.
These crowd at certain seasons in innumerable multitude to certain islands within the tropics, where they breed, and the wonderful assemblage known as " wideawake fair" on the island of Ascension has been more or less fully described from very ancient times.
Over the ocean surface, as well as at various depths, float and swim innumerable Hyperiidea - the wonderful Phronima, glass-like in its glassy barrel hollowed out of some Tunicate; the Cystisoma, 4 or 5 in.
A long flight of steps leads up the eastern height to the abbey, the ruins of which gain a wonderful dignity from their commanding position.
Eliminating these considerations, however, a wonderful range of sculptural art is found.
It is not wonderful, therefore, that a lad to whom nature had given a powerful imagination and sensibility which amounted to a disease, should have been early haunted by religious terrors.
Thomas Corneille himself, who to his undoubted talents united wonderful facility, untiring industry, and (gift valuable above all others to the playwright) an extraordinary knack of hitting the public fancy, died, notwithstanding his simple tastes, "as poor as Job."
Corneille accordingly, as he tells us, set to work to cure these faults, and produced a truly wonderful work, Clitandre.
The brilliant exploits begun by the sack of Leon and Realejo by the English under Davis have, even in their variety and daring, a sameness which deprives them of interest, and the wonderful confederacy is now seen to be falling gradually to pieces.
He retained his wonderful faculties unimpaired to the very last, and steadily continued till within a day or two of his death, which occurred on the 2nd of September 1865, the task (his Elements of Quaternions) which had occupied the last six years of his life.
The well of St Triduana, which was reputed to possess wonderful curative powers, vanished when the North British railway was constructed.
He endured the sufferings of this complaint with wonderful patience.
The wonderful mosaics, the wooden roof, elaborately fretted and painted, and the marble incrustation of the lower part of the walls and the floor are very fine.
The English fought out the losing game with a wonderful obstinacy.
The wonderful carburetting power of benzol vapour is well known, a large proportion of the total illuminating power of coal gas being due to the presence of a minute trace of its vapour carried E in suspension.
The epic reciting his wonderful deed in despatching the monster Tiamat and in establishing law and Order in the world in the place of chaos was recited in his temple at Babylon known as E-Saggila, "the lofty house," and there are some reasons for believing that the recital was accompanied by a dramatical representation of the epic.
It is not half so wonderful as the conservation of force or the indestructibility of matter...
For some time after their discovery the town enjoyed a wonderful degree of prosperity.
That wonderful agricultural region, extending from the international line on the north to the 37th parallel, and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Tooth meridian, and comprising 26 states, produces 76% of the American wheat crop. This region, which contains only 30% of the land surface of the country, but embraces 60% of its total farm area and 70% of its improved farm acreage, is the greatest cereal-producing region of the world.
The Book of Settlements (Landnamabok) is a wonderful performance, both in its scheme and carrying out.
But the great founder of celestial mechanics employed a geometrical method, ill-adapted to lead to the desired result; and hence his efforts to construct a lunar theory are of more interest as illustrations of his wonderful power and correctness in mathematical reasoning than as germs of new methods of research.
The exalted position occupied by the learned class in ancient Ireland perhaps affords the key to the wonderful outbursts of scholarly activity in Irish monasteries from the 6th to the 9th centuries.
The wonderful achievements of the Irish monks did not affect the body politic as a whole,.
The commencement of the period was marked by one of the most wonderful episodes in the geological history of Africa.
Add to this that a slave who professed Islam could secure his freedom, at least from slavery to a Christian master, that Arianism had not been quite rooted out, that the country districts were still largely pagan, and it will not appear wonderful that within a generation Mahommedan Spain was full of renegades who formed in all probability a majority of its polulation and a most important social and political element.
Results like the above compared with those of the skeppist beekeeper of former days, who was well pleased with an average of 20 to 25 lb per hive, may be regarded as wonderful, but they are matters of fact.
This is a very real, but safe, adventure with magnificent scenery, wonderful camaraderie and truly unforgettable ancient art.
There is an ethical imperative not to destroy the wonderful diversity of life on Earth.
Nature has created a wonderful serendipity.
Asparagus risotto In May we get wonderful Scottish or English asparagus risotto In May we get wonderful Scottish or English asparagus.
Our local French bistro in London serves them with mustard sauce and I often pop in - they are just wonderful.
The part near the end where The Doctor is walking through the spinning blades, it's wonderful.
May the Lord richly bless Pastor Legge for his wonderful preaching series.
A wonderful little English vintage bolero of cropped jacket in the softest black velour, dating to circa 1930.
My husband had avocado pear with parma ham - which he said was wonderful - followed by boeuf bourguignon with vegetables which he enjoyed.
Cragrats brasserie We have provided 3 chocolate fountains for this wonderful brasserie situated on the outskirts of Holmfirth.
It's a foodies paradise with an award-winning butcher and wonderful selection of goodies for your festive table.
These form a wonderful crazy cacophony which works amazingly well.
Peter is clear that we are this " chosen race, " pursuing the calling to " declare the wonderful deeds of God.
Will Young was inspired casting, fitting the era perfectly and showing off his wonderful voice to perfection.
The wonderful dogma created by divine instruction has not deserted us, for it remains in the catholic catechism.
In early spring the buds break to reveal wonderful yellow catkins that light up the border.
A luxury ski chalet with hot tub in the most stunning location offering the perfect place for a wonderful winter or summer holiday.
In return he will be a wonderful and loyal companion.
Below is a selection of dishes using this wonderful condiment.
For this is the first time I have ever been called upon to prepare these wonderful confections.
Wonderful indeed that ideas and musings routinely associated with day-time TV confessionals should surface in little Libby.
To begin your meal, there is a wonderful cornucopia of seafood in the new (and very pretty) oyster bar.
Bill now lives in Hamburg, Germany and I have a wonderful daughter-in-law.
Its fine seafront esplanade and extensive sands are perfect for a stroll or a picnic after a browse around Broughty's wonderful small shops.
I took the greatest delight in these German books, especially Schiller's wonderful lyrics, the history of Frederick the Great's magnificent achievements and the account of Goethe's life.
Those are red-letter days in our lives when we meet people who thrill us like a fine poem, people whose handshake is brimful of unspoken sympathy, and whose sweet, rich natures impart to our eager, impatient spirits a wonderful restfulness which, in its essence, is divine.
Helen is a wonderful child, so spontaneous and eager to learn.
This is a sophisticated restaurant with a relaxing comfortable atmosphere and a wonderful place for special occasions.
He moaned softly, "Thank you, that feels wonderful."
Yes. God rest her soul, she was a wonderful wife.
He and Sylvia had a wonderful childhood.
He greatly increased his political information, and also acquired, from the study of the Bible and Shakespeare, a wonderful knowledge of English.
He enjoyed music and the theatre, art and poetry, the masterpieces of the ancients and the wonderful creations of his contemporaries, the spiritual and the witty - life in every form.
The ancient geometry, as we know it, is a wonderful monument of ingenuity - a series of tours de force, in which each problem to all appearance stands alone, and, if solved, is solved by methods and principles peculiar to itself.
The more one considers the condition of science at the time, and the state of the country in which the discovery took place, the more wonderful does the invention of logarithms appear.
Forrest traversed seventeen degrees of desert in five months, a very wonderful achievement,.
Yet he cannot deny that "he had some virtues which have caused the memory of some men in all ages to be celebrated"; and admits that "he was not a man of blood," and that he possessed "a wonderful understanding in the natures and humour of men," and "a great spirit, an admirable circumspection and sagacity and a most magnanimous resolution."
We may miss the finer insight into human nature and the delicate touch in drawing character which Terence presents to us in his reproductions of Menander, but there is wonderful life and vigour and considerable variety in the Plautine embodiments of these different types.
There is not room for one together with an independent violoncello part; the wonderful use of muted solo violoncellos in the slow movement of the Pastoral Symphony being a special effect, like the earlier instance in Haydn's 12th Salomon Symphony.
Beyond this simple condition the visual organs of the Hydromedusae do not advance, and are far from reaching the wonderful development of the eyes of Scyphomedusae (Charybdaea).
With the exception just named, the islands, which agree very closely in geological structure, are mountainous, and present, perhaps, the most wonderful example of volcanic rocks to be found on the globe.
The construction of the wooden external dome, and the support of the stone lantern by an inner cone of brickwork, quite independent of either the external or internal dome, are wonderful examples of his, constructive ingenuity.
In the design of spires Wren showed much taste and wonderful power of invention.
The sporophyte is the plant which is differentiated into stem, leaf and root, which show a wonderful variety 01 form; the internal structure also shows increased complexity and variety as compared with the other group of vascular plants, the Pteridophyta.
It is only comparatively recently that the methods of histological investigation used by animal physiologists have been carefully and systematically applied to the study of the vegetable organisms. They have, however, been attended with wonderful results, and have revolutionized the whole study of vegetable structure.
They were preceded by the wonderful The and romantic voyages of the buccaneers.
In all, there is a wonderful amount of specialization, though perhaps in a very straight line from generalized forms; but the affinity to Australian or Polynesian types is in many cases clearly traceable, and it cannot be supposed but that these last are of cognate origin with those of New Zealand.
To the magician, endowed in the opinion of his fellows (and doubtless of himself) with this wonderful power of effective suggestion, the output of such power naturally represents itself as a kind of unconditional willing.
It is perhaps less wonderful that this characteristic should have been left out in a picture of the Normans in Apulia and Sicily than if it had been left out in a picture of the Normans in Normandy and England.
Nowhere, perhaps, does the flora of West Africa attain a more wonderful development than in the republic of Liberia and in the adjoining regions of Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast.
The play is, however, founded on Bacon's Life, of which the text is used by Ford with admirable discretion, and on Thomas Gainsford's True and Wonderful History of Perkin Warbeck (1618).
On that subject there was wonderful unanimity, and the few persons who could not join in the chorus had the prudence to remain silent.
Among other species are P. antisianus, P. fulgidus, P. auriceps and P. pavoninus, from various parts of South America, but though all are beautiful birds, none possess the wonderful singularity of the quezal.
The palace, with its wonderful works of art, executed for Minos by the craftsman Daedalus, has ceased to belong to the realms of fancy.
To the upbuilding of this church Asbury gave the rest of his life, working with tireless devotion and wonderful energy.
The following are pages that are fundamentally wonderful articles, but need serious work.
Although at times he states his principles with a wonderful degree of breadth and insight, he mars the effect by looseness of statement, and by the incorporation of irrelevant psychological matter.
It was collision with the English that broke that wonderful fabric to pieces.
Considering the extent of their materials, which was limited to the bodies of such animals as they could obtain from dealers and the several menageries that then existed in or near London, the progress made in what has since proved to be the right direction is very wonderful.
C. Marsh, by finding the imperfect fossilized tibia of a bird in the middle cretaceous shale of Kansas, Marsh, began a series of wonderful discoveries of great im portance to ornithology.
Very beautiful sculpture, executed with an ivory-like minuteness of finish, is used to decorate the whole building with wonderful profusion.
The foundations of modern entomology were laid by a series of wonderful memoirs on anatomy and development published in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Certainly no miracles occur, but there is enough of the wonderful and the inexplicable " (Das Wesen des Christentums, p. 18).
When all is said, the Crusades remain a wonderful and perpetually astonishing act in the great drama of human life.
The basis of this growth is partly the story-telling instinct innate in all men, which loves to heighten an effect, sharpen a point or increase a contrast - the instinct which breathes in Icelandic sagas like that of Burnt Njal; partly the instinct of idolization, if it may be so called, which leads to the perversion into impossible greatness of an approved character, and has created, in this instance, the legendary figures of Peter the Hermit and Godfrey of Bouillon (qq.v.); partly the religious impulse, which counted nothing wonderful in a holy war, and imported miraculous elements even into the sober pages of the Gesta.
Viewed from a distance the mountains appear as dark perpendicular barriers, quite impenetrable; but narrow paths lead round the precipitous face of the hills, and when the inner side is gained a wonderful panorama opens out.
In 1513 Juan Ponce de Leon (c. 1 4 60-1521), who had been with Christopher Columbus on his second voyage and had later been governor of Porto Rico, obtained a royal grant authorizing him to discover and settle " Bimini," - a fabulous island believed to contain a marvellous fountain or spring whose waters would restore to old men their youth or at least had wonderful curative powers.
But the lakes show a wonderful variety of character, from open expanse and steep rock-bound shores to picturesque island-groups and soft wooded banks; while the mountains have always a remarkable dignity, less from the profile of their summits than from the bold sweeping lines of their flanks, unbroken by vegetation, and often culminating.
He succeeds in doing so, and finds himself in a wonderful park, which lies along the sea coast.
In 1743 Wesley secured a west-end centre at West Street, Seven Dials, which for fifty years had a wonderful history.
In the promontory of Eshaness may be seen some wonderful examples of sea sculpture.
The relics having been removed, the visits of pilgrims naturally ceased, and by degrees the very existence of those wonderful subterranean cemeteries was forgotten.
The Cuban mocking-bird is a wonderful songster.
The war that followed proved once more the wonderful resisting power of the Turks.
The wonderful development of Minnesota as a flour-producing state began with the introduction of improved roller processes after 1870.
These investigations, together with his discovery of the "wonderful phenomenon" of polarization, are recorded in his Traite de la lumiere, published at Leiden in 1690, but composed in 1678.
The Gothic details are wonderful examples of the carver's skill, the wreathed " Prentice's pillar " being the subject of a well-known legend.
The most wonderful object of all was a great two-handled vase standing 3 ft.
At this point one's attention is focused on the wonderful reactions possessed by the healthy tissues to combat these evil influences.
Of this method the rise and wonderful extension of the science of bacteriology also furnished no inconsiderable part.
The wonderful Roman remains at Trier and elsewhere, the Roman roads, bridges and aqueducts, are convincing proofs of what the Rhine gained from Roman domination.
He therefore set all his wonderful cleverness to the task, going so far as to adopt a little even of that Romantic disobedience to the strict classical theory which he condemned, and no doubt sincerely, in Shakespeare.
But there is immense wit, a wonderful command of such metre and language as the taste of the time allowed to the poet, occasionally a singular if somewhat artificial grace, and a curious felicity of diction and manner.
While the constitution was evolving in a manner which seemed to argue small political ability and no stability in the Florentines, the people had built up a wonderful commercial organization.
Still more wonderful was Savonarola's influence over children, and their response to his appeals is a proof of the magnetic power of his goodness and purity.
The signory tried to conciliate the pope by relating the wonderful spiritual effects of their preacher's words, but Alexander was obdurate.
It lacks for the moment the interest of freshness; it is like a wonderful picture seen so constantly that it fails any longer to concentrate attention.
From the mine of Ichinokawa in Shikoku come the wonderful crystals of antimonite, which form such conspicuous objects in the mineralogical cabinets of Europe.
The Japanese, although they obtained from their neighbor almost everything of value she had to give them, did not know this wonderful ware, and their ignorance is in itself sufficient to prove their ceramic inferiority.
In estimating this wonderful productiveness on the part of a man sixty years old, it should be remembered that it was a habit of Defoe's to keep his work in manuscript sometimes for long periods.
Indeed, in the wonderful Tel-el-Amarna collection there is a suggestive absence of literary documents from the Aegean that demands a word of notice.
In the other families both sexes are winged, and the instinct and industry of the females are among the most wonderful in the Hymenoptera.
The females have a wonderful power of finding their burrows on returning from their hunting expeditions.
Most of the genera are " solitary " in habit, the female sex being undifferentiated; but among the humble-bees and hive-bees we find, as in social wasps and ants, the occurrence of workers, and the consequent elaboration of a wonderful insect-society.
In spite of his own wonderful genius the seeds of weakness were sown in his lifetime.
Richard soon afterwards, by declaring himself of age, shook off his uncle's control, and within ten years the acts of the Wonderful Parliament were reversed by a parliament no less arbitrary.
This ecclesiastic related wonderful stories of the shrine of St Thomas in India, and of the miracles wrought there by the body of the apostle, including (fn1) the distribution of the sacramental wafer by his hand.
Before they are confined to their nests, it is wonderful with what devotion the females are attended by their gay followers, who seem to be each trying to be more attentive than the rest.
Though part of the plumage in many sun-birds gleams with metallic lustre, they owe much of their beauty to feathers which are not lustrous, though almost as vivid,' and the most wonderful combination of the brightest colours - scarlet, purple, blue, green and yellow - is often seen in one and the same bird.
In 1848 he retired to Macon; but there, as in Paris, he was the centre of a brilliant circle, for he was a wonderful causeur, and an equally good listener, and had many interesting experiences to recall.
But Rousseau had not, like Montesquieu, a position which guaranteed him from serious danger; he was not wealthy like Helvetius; he had not the wonderful suppleness and trickiness which even without his wealth would probably have defended Voltaire himself; and he lacked entirely the "bottom" of Freron and Diderot.
The defects of all sentimental writing are noticeable in him, but they are palliated by his wonderful feeling, and by the passionate sincerity even of his insincere passages.
The book shows a wonderful knowledge of English, French, German, Italian and Spanish philosophers, and directly attacks Helvetius, who had in his De l'esprit declared a knowledge of science unnecessary for a philosopher.
The best known of such works are Rules for the Conduct of Kings, translated from the Bali, and The Maxims of Phra Ruang, the national hero-king, on whose wonderful sayings and doings the imagination of Siamese youth is fed.
Yet the energy of the sexagenarian statesman was wonderful.
Since the period, a century ago, when Dalton and his contemporaries constructed from this idea a scientific basis for chemistry, the progress of that subject has been wonderful beyond any conception that could previously have been entertained; and the atomic theory in some form appears to be an indispensable part of the framework of physical science.
Some peculiarities of the ores have required the use of new methods in their treatment, and in general the development of mining methods and machinery is of a wonderful character.
Heracles, on his way back from the land of the Amazons, offered to slay the monster and release Hesione, on condition that he should receive the wonderful horses presented by Zeus to Tros, the father of Ganymede, to console him for the loss of his son.
About the same time he showed by a wonderful series of experiments that the colouring matter of Prussian blue could not be produced without the presence Of a substance of the nature of an acid, to which the name of prussic acid was ultimately given; and he described the composition, properties and compounds of this body, and even ascertained its smell and taste, quite unaware of its poisonous character.
The words above quoted have, indeed, been not unjustly described as containing "an anticipation, wonderful for his period, of general sociology."
Finally the presence of the flying lizards (Pterydactylus, Rhamphorhynchus) and the ancient birds (Archaeopteryx) is determined from remains in a most wonderful state of preservation in these ancient deposits.
His joint memoirs with Brongniart, Essai sur la geographie des environs de Paris avec une carte geognostique et des coupes de terrain (1808) and Description geologique des environs de Paris (1835) were based on the wonderful succession of Tertiary faunas in the rocks of the Paris basin.
When it was remembered, too, that they had decided, at a council held at Lima, that it was inexpedient to impose any act of Christian devotion except baptism on the South American converts, without the greatest precautions, on the ground of intellectual difficulties, it is not wonderful that this doubt was not satisfactorily cleared up, notably in face of the charges brought against the Society by Bernardin de Cardonas, bishop of Paraguay, and the saintly Juan de Palafox, bishop of Angelopolis in Mexico.
It was laid down in wonderful mystic writings, which were in the possession of the various circles (Liechtenhahn, Die Offenbarung im Gnosticismus, 1901).
The wonderful plumage of the " quetzal " (Trogon resplendens) was, it is said, reserved b y the Aztec rulers for their own exclusive use.
These are the (wonderful?) words which Jesus the living (Lord) spake to.
The marble caps are each richly carved with figures and foliage executed with great skill and wonderful fertility of invention - no two being alike.
A wonderful series of these forms occurs in southern Utah, where in passing northward from the Carboniferous platform one ascends in succession the Vermilion Cliffs (Triassic sandstones), the ViThite Cliffs (Jurassic sandstones, of remarkably cross-bedded structure, interpreted the dunes of an ancient desert), and finally the Pink Cliffs (Eocene strata of fluviatile and lacustrine origin) of the high, forested plateaus.
It is therefore improbable that he could between fifty and sixty-three have written almost the whole of the many books on many subjects constituting that grand philosophical system which is one of the most wonderful works of man.
How otherwise, we wonder, could one man writing alone and with so few predecessors compose the first systematic treatises on the psychology of the mental powers and on the logic of reasoning, the first natural history of animals, and the first civil history of one hundred and fifty-eight constitutions, in addition to authoritative treatises on metaphysics, biology, ethics, politics, rhetoric and poetry; in all penetrating to the very essence of the subject, and, what is most wonderful, describing more facts than any other man has ever done on so many subjects ?
Thanks to the great care expended on the preservation of the royal dead, although the mummies of all the other kings have disappeared, a wonderful series of the Theban kings and queens of the New Kingdom from the XVIIth Dynasty to the XXIst Dynasty has come down to us.
This plant, credited with wonderful medicinal and aromatic properties, has not been certainly identified with any existing species.
In the 14th century Pistoia possessed a number of the most skilful artists in silver-work, a wonderful specimen of whose powers exists now in the cathedral - the great silver altar and frontal of St James, originally made for the high altar, but now placed in a chapel on the south side.
Clouds, mountains, landscapes, towers, churches, trees, flowers and herbs were drawn with wonderful precision, minuteness of detail and delicacy of hand, solely to recall some specific aspect of nature or art, of which he wished to retain a record.
This little collection of "Thoughts," written with wonderful vivacity, ingenuity and fervour, is the best summary of the author's social and economic programme, and contains some of his wisest and finest thoughts in the purest and most masculine English that he had at his command.
It is not wonderful if, in doing this, he poured forth a quantity of crude conceits and some glaring blunders.
For years the subject of prophecy had occupied much of his thoughts, and his belief in the near approach of the second advent had received such wonderful corroboration by the perusal of the work of a Jesuit priest, writing under the assumed Jewish name of Juan Josafat Ben-Ezra, that in 1827 he published a translation of it, accompanied with an eloquent preface.
By a wonderful dispensation the successor to this scion of the Medici was Adrian VI.
Thus the pope laid the foundations of that wonderful and silent engine of universal government by which Rome still rules the Catholics of every land on the face of the globe.
The most noted of those in the Sierra, visited every summer by tourists, hunters and mountaineers, are the Hetch Hetchy Valley, a wonderful counterpart of Yosemite in the Tuolumne canyon; Tehipitee Valley, in the Middle Fork canyon of King's river; and the King's river Yosemite in the South Fork canyon, the latter being larger and deeper than the Merced Yosemite.
The water which trickles over the rims of the pools and basins on the upper terraces is a transparent blue, while the formation itself contains a network of fibrous algae which gives it a wonderful variety of colours.
Since the Japanese War the Scottish and Irish Presbyterians have made wonderful progress in Manchuria; native evangelists do an increasing share of the work, and there is hardly any town or village without Christians.
The wonderful fame of Thales amongst the ancients must have been in great part due to this achievement, which seems, moreover, to have been one of the chief causes that excited amongst the Hellenes the love of science which ever afterwards characterized them.
Osmond showed that the wonderful changes which thermal treatment andthe presence of certain foreign elements cause were due to allotropy, and from these and like teachings have come a rapid growth of the use of the so-called " alloy steels " in which, thanks to special composition and treatment, the iron exists in one or more of its remarkable allotropic states.
This diversion may be unwelcome, but it is inevitable for the two simple reasons that the wonderful improvements in agriculture decrease the number of men needed to raise a given quantity of food, i.e.
Some of these, such as the lapacho and quebracho, are of rare excellence and durability, as is shown by the wonderful state of preservation in which the woodwork of early Jesuit churches still remains.
The formation of the Franciscan Order was necessitated by the success of the movement and the wonderful rapidity with which it spread.
Demophon was burnt to death, and Demeter, to console his parents, took upon herself the care of Triptolemus, instructed him in everything connected with agriculture, and presented him with a wonderful chariot, in which he travelled all over the world, spreading the knowledge of the precious art and the blessings of civilization.
There are wonderful stories on record of his precocity in mathematical learning, which is sufficiently established by the well-attested fact that he had completed before he was sixteen years of age a work on the conic sections, in which he had laid down a series of propositions, discovered by himself, of such importance that they may be said to form the foundations of the modern treatment of that subject.
In two successive numbers of the World, the Dictionary was, to use the modern phrase, puffed with wonderful skill.
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