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Mirific

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Mirific Working wonders; wonderful.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mirific Wonder-working; wonderful.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mirificus,; mirus, wonderful + -ficare,in comp.) to make. See -fy

Usage

In literature:

I vow and swear by the handle of my paper lantern that it was a gallant, a mirific, nay, a most admirable piece.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
I vow and swear by the handle of my paper lantern that it was a gallant, a mirific, nay, a most admirable piece.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
He, too, is a dictator, at once humorous and tragic like the mirific doctor, but, unlike him, infinitely subtle.
"Since Cézanne" by Clive Bell
Is this mirific word really lost?
"The Hidden Power" by Thomas Troward
Wouldst not that I were ever habited thus, mirific Mammy?
"Hildegarde's Harvest" by Laura E. Richards
Yet the learned hold that the true mirific name is lost, the word "Jehovah" dating only from the Masoretic innovation.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
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