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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Wonderous Same as Wondrous.
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The Sultan was amazed at this wonderful show of weath The Sultan was amazed at this wonderful show of weath

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Despite its reputation for being finicky, the average cat consumes about 127,750 calories a year, nearly 28 times its own weight in food and the same amount again in liquids. In case you were wondering, cats cannot survive on a vegetarian diet.
    • adjs Wonderous (same as Wondrous)
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  • Bob Hope
    “Kids are wonderful, but I like mine barbecued.”
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    “How wonderful is death! Death and his brother sleep.”
  • Henry Miller
    “I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.”
  • Douglas Adams
    “He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.”
  • Walt Disney
    “You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.”
  • Harlan Miller
    Harlan Miller
    “I learned why they're called wonder drugs -- you wonder what they'll do to you.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wundor; Ger. wunder, Ice. undr.


In literature:

I was quite ill afterward, and I wonder if retribution also overtook the turkey.
"Story of My Life" by Helen Keller
Wonder to me you don't light your pipe with it.
"Shavings" by Joseph C. Lincoln
I wonder what will become of her.
"Mary-'Gusta" by Joseph C. Lincoln
No wonder Sir Guy was a changed man from that hour.
"The Heir of Redclyffe" by Charlotte M. Yonge
I wonder if there's an old bed quilt or anything upstairs.
"Thankful's Inheritance" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Suppose this back-door gossip should be utterly blundering and untrue, would any one wonder?
"Roundabout Papers" by William Makepeace Thackeray
No wonder she believed the Americans thieves, and spoke of them always as hounds.
"Ramona" by Helen Hunt Jackson
Everybody wondered over that curious question, and they had to take it out in wondering.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
But afterwards you must have wondered, you did wonder.
"A Spirit in Prison" by Robert Hichens
Isn't she a wonderful woman?
"The Last Chronicle of Barset" by Anthony Trollope
She glanced up wonderingly and intercepted a rapid look passing between the two men.
"The Hillman" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Kevin and his wonderful eyes would commandeer the camera.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
No wonder he scores with models.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
I wonder how handy she'll be with her best men out in the longboats?
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
I know she was wondering what would be the next move on the part of her applicant.
"A Cry in the Wilderness" by Mary E. Waller
I keep wondering what has happened to Maxim.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
I wondered then, and I wonder yet at the power vested in these three syllables.
"All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
He wondered, as he had wondered for days, what he could do to help the sufferer.
"The Way of the Strong" by Ridgwell Cullum
Bluff Siding was the only town the child knew, and it was a wonderful thing to go to town.
"Rose of Dutcher's Coolly" by Hamlin Garland
No wonder Dolly remembered that day, and Aunt Sarah lying long and straight upon the grass by the road-side.
"Old Kensington" by Miss Thackeray

In poetry:

I reach out in the darkness
And clasp but empty air,
For Rutha dear has vanished--
I wonder, wonder where.
"Rutha" by Hattie Howard
When people tell me they have loved
But once in youth,
I wonder, are they always moved
To speak the truth?
"A Lover's Confession" by Robert Fuller Murray
With joy let Judah stand
On Zion's chosen hill,
Proclaim the wonders of thy hand,
And counsels of thy will.
"Psalm 48 part 2" by Isaac Watts
"No builded wonder of these lands
My weary eyes shall see;
A city never made with hands
Alone awaiteth me--
"Norembega" by John Greenleaf Whittier
There was a snow—white lily
Grew by a cottage door:
Such a white and wonderful lily
Never was seen before.
"A Snow-White Lily" by Alfred Austin
The Holy Ghost on all
Is mightily outpoured,
Who straight in divers tongues declare
The wonders of the Lord.
"Above the Starry Spheres" by Augusta Treverorum

In news:

Plenty of people are wondering what a team of Swedish deep sea explorers discovered in the Baltic Sea .
In 1969, "Little" Stevie Wonder was interviewed by Clark and went on to be.
STEVIE WONDER In 1969, "Little" Stevie Wonder was interviewed by Clark and went on to be regarded as one of music's true greats.
It saves those around her form wondering if she's wearing anything underneath.
Crashing and smashing cars may just be a wonderful dream for some, but it is good, clean, family fun for Gayle and Marvin Karels of Howard Lake.
Forty years after the Watergate break-in, a Fripp Island man is still wondering what might have been.
Hall of Fame bluesman Robert Cray is best known for his distinctive, pristine guitar style and wonderfully soulful singing voice.
If you're wondering why, despite his denials, Al Gore remains the most talked about nonpresidential candidate, it's this: His friends think he's done so well in the private world that he could bankroll the start of his own 2008 bid.
I have to wonder why ANYONE would pay $10,000 for 20-year-old barbecue sauce .
Not so many years ago, when I was younger, carefree, single and ready to party, downtown was a wonderful place to be on a Friday night.
In case you're wondering, these aren't the types of dance parties you are familiar with featuring Top 40 hits or electronic dance music.
The movie, "To the Wonder," is to be released in 2013.
How did STEVIE WONDER and WYNTON MARSALIS get to the front of the Apollo Theater for their red-carpet entrance before Jazz at Lincoln Center's benefit on Monday.
It was Selick's dubious honor to direct one of the most wonderful pictures ever seen, Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas.
View full size Associated Press file On Monday, POM Wonderful issued a press release crowing, "POM Wonderful Wins FTC Battle".

In science:

I am grateful for references, discussions and comments on the manuscript to Viktor Czinner, Nathalie Deruelle, Roy Maartens, M´aty´as Vas´uth and Zolt´an Perj´es, who was a gifted teacher and wonderful friend.
No Swiss-cheese universe on the brane
We might wonder if this result generalizes to the Tutte polynomial.
Semimatroids and their Tutte polynomials
Another interesting question is to wonder, if you are given two arbitrary large matrices (A, B ) with given spectrum, how the spectrum of the sum of these two matrices behave.
Large deviations and stochastic calculus for large random matrices
It is natural to wonder whether such a result could be derived from the Brownian paths description of the matrix.
Large deviations and stochastic calculus for large random matrices
The isomorphism problem is therefore equivalent to wonder whether σm ≡ σn implies m = n or not.
Large deviations and stochastic calculus for large random matrices
Then one wonders if all examples of the order coincidence in finite semisimple groups can be explicitly described.
Arithmetic of algebraic groups
It allowed me to spend a few wonderful weeks in the most pleasant and stimulating atmosphere of the Newton Institute, Cambridge whose hospitality and financial support I acknowledge with thanks.
Introduction to the Random Matrix Theory: Gaussian Unitary Ensemble and Beyond
No wonder then, if two years later, with the paper entitled “ ¨Uber den physikalischen Sinn der Relativit¨atspostulate; A.
The physical meaning of the "boost-rotation symmetric" solutions within the general interpretation of Einstein's theory of gravitation
Professor Nigel Hitchin, who has been a wonderful and inspirational mentor.
New aspects of the ddc-lemma
You might wonder if we really need the Classi fication of Simpl e Groups to prove this theorem.
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
The reader might be wondering why the algorithm uses conditions 2(a) and 2(b) instead of the localization test.
Reconstructing a two-color scenery by observing it along a simple random walk path
We also thank Harish-Chandra Research Institute for the wonderful working atmosphere in which this paper was written.
DNA Elasticity : Topology of Self-Avoidance
One may rightly wonder whether the potential can be protected against quantum gravity corrections for this large field value.
A Simple Model for Quintessential Inflation
Finally, the author (at least) can’t help wondering if this introduction of some ideas of logic and model theory might not be one clue to the hypothetical theory of “exponential sums over Z” that Katz has written about, for instance, in [K3].
Exponential sums over definable subsets of finite fields
In this way, an indefinite Kac-Moody or Lorentzian algebra of rank r + 3 is obtained whose roots belong to a Lorentzian lattice of dimension r + 4, so it is natural to wonder if an indefinite Kac-Moody algebra of rank r + 4 can be obtained by a further extension.
Standard and Non-standard Extensions of Lie algebras