Miraculous
Miraculous Mi*rac"u*lous, a. [F. miraculeux. See {Miracle}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of the nature of a miracle; performed by supernatural power; effected by the direct agency of almighty power, and not by natural causes. [1913 Webster]

2. Supernatural; wonderful. [1913 Webster]

3. Wonder-working. ``The miraculous harp.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- {Mi*rac"u*lous*ly}, adv. -- {Mi*rac"u*lous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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