marvelously marvelously  /ˈmɑr və ləs li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) (used as an intensifier) extremely well

Usage(s):

  1. That's because Nolan's recreation of the illusionists' backstage world is so marvelously detailed, including as it does revelations of how some of their best tricks are accomplished.
  2. He is largely apolitical, thinks that only those with gay friends are positioned to judge homosexuality--and he tinkers marvelously.
  3. That can be an enervating strategy, but here it works marvelously, either forcing the characters together as reluctant conspirators or isolating each in his or her predicament.

News

  • Ojai North! in Berkeley serves a cocktail of sounds, sights

    What happens when you shake, stir and allow to mingle a music-savvy choreographer ( Mark Morris ), two earth-and-occasionally-ear-shattering composers (John Cowell, Igor Stravinsky), a marvelously matched foursome (American String Quartet) and a nimble jazz/pop/avant-garde trio (The Bad Plus)? You get a mixed drink — and that’s exactly what Cal Performances’ Ojai North! 2013 festival served up ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Berkeleyside

Quotes

  1. "The orbiter's really been performing really marvelously this whole flight," Gorie said. "We don't have any concerns at all about it."
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: Dominic Gorie Source: CNN International

  2. "I think they played marvelously," Barenboim told reporters after the premiere. "It is not an easy opera and they played like they have been playing it their whole lives. I was confident, I knew they knew everything there was to know."
    on Dec 7, 2007 By: Daniel Barenboim Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Fox's News Channel's Brit Hume called it a "marvelously eloquent speech delivered in the characteristically flawless way by the new president."
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Brit Hume Source: FOXNews

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