extraordinary extraordinary  /ɪk ˈstrɔr də ˌnɛ ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable
  2. (adj) far more than usual or expected
  3. (adj) (of an official) serving an unusual or special function in addition to those of the regular officials

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Usage(s):

  1. His extraordinary life on this earth has come to an end.
  2. In an extraordinary new book, photographer Dawoud Bey photographs and talks with American teenagers, creating a diverse group portrait of a generation that defies our expectations.
  3. The Portraits On a day rife with tragedy and terror, ordinary people became extraordinary heroes.

News

  1. Margaret River Will Be Promoting "1001 Extraordinary Experiences" On Their Official Site

    The Margaret River Guide will be promoting the Extraordinary Experiences in their region. (PRWeb June 27, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/margaret/river/prweb10881993.htm
    on June 28, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Uptown fireworks show named 'extraordinary event'

    Police have just been given more power on the Fourth of July in Uptown Charlotte. The city manager just named the fireworks show an extraordinary event. He says the extra security is needed for crowds of up to 100,000 people for the show. Last year, seven people were arrested during Fourth of July celebrations in Charlotte. The city first created the "extraordinary event" declaration last year ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: WSOC-TV Charlotte

  3. 'Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec' coming to Blu-ray

    June 26, 2013 | 4:20 p.m. Luc Besson’s 2010 film adaptation of “The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec” is finally crossing the pond. The French film, based on the popular comic by Eisner Award winner Jacques Tardi, will be released Aug. 13 on Blu-ray and DVD.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

Quotes

  1. Obama said "My job is to communicate from the American people that the Muslim world is filled with extraordinary people who simply want to live their lives."
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  2. "I hadn't done anything in television since `My So-Called Life,'" Danes said. "Both projects are so extraordinary and since I was last nominated - since I was a kid - television has become incredibly sophisticated and a wonderfully fertile...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Claire Danes Source: Washington Post

  3. "Despite the efforts of the Federal Reserve, the Treasury, and other agencies, global financial markets remain under extraordinary stress," Bernanke said in remarks prepared for delivery to the Senate Banking Committee that were obtained by Reuters.
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Reuters

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