Phrases with "miraculous"

We were all three fair shots, though none of us up to Peter’s miraculous standard, and the Companions, too, made good practice. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Thomas Hardy You do not know all; but your presence was a miraculous intervention. The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid by Thomas Hardy

Fogazzaro’s novels are essentially realistic in pattern, yet he uses the supernatural in them, as in miraculous visions,57 and metempsychosis and madness associated with the supernatural. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Robert Louis Stevenson There was another fellow at work beside him, a lad not more than twenty, in the most miraculous tatters, his handsome face sown with grains of beauty and lighted up by expressive eyes. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

Olaf Stapledon On its mottled surface, in spite of the pervading brilliance, I could see, with my miraculous vision, a group of huge dark sun-spots, each one a pit into which a dozen Earths could have been dropped. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

George Meredith Japan becomes the word for miraculous transformations of a whole people at the stroke of a wand; and let our English enrol it as the most precious of the powerful verbs. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

It was really a splendid sight to see Herzog manipulating matters, maneuvering with a miraculous dexterity millions of francs. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Arnold Bennett She was thinking that this was the most wonderful, miraculous experience that she had ever had. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Willa Cather She seemed to him then as clear as now, and now as miraculous as then. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

William Godwin The story of Amphion is more perplexing than that of the living Orpheus. Both of them turn in a great degree upon the miraculous effects of music. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Virginia Woolf By means of perpetual experiment and observation of the subtlest he achieved at last a miraculous adjustment of all these wayward parts that constitute the human soul. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Arnold Bennett His father had neither eaten him, nor jumped down his throat, nor performed any of those unpleasant miraculous feats which fathers usually do perform when infuriated by filial foolishness. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Tobias Smolle That she had seen enough to believe he had mistaken the case of poor Biddy, and he could not justly blame her for recalling Doctor Fathom, whose prescription had operated in a miraculous manner. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Rudyard Kipling The Amritsar driver had halted in the very double of the Lahore chubara — assuring his fare that here and nowhere else would be found the Sadhu with the miraculous tongue. The Smith Administration by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Thomas Carlyle For this world abounds in miraculous combinations, far transcending anything they do at Drury Lane in the melodramatic way. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

Andrew Lang Queen Bellicent then tells Leodogran, from the evidence of Bleys, Merlin’s master in necromancy, the story of Arthur’s miraculous advent. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

E. F. Benson Indeed it was a miraculous piece of manna to one whom the very sight of it made hungry. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

D’Artagnan was therefore served with miraculous celerity. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Nothing was too miraculous for him to believe. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The face was a miraculous success. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Thomas Hardy She almost feared to let the two articles lie in juxtaposition: so antagonistic were the interests they represented that a miraculous repulsion of one by the other was almost to be expected. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Even the poorly endowed churches of the villages boast the possession of miraculous thigh-bones of the innumerable saints of the Romish calendar. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Her miraculous life passed into those others, and she herself, without any apparent gain to herself from her voice and smile and gesture and free love, was left wholly to her old. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

George Meredith In those very colours, strange to tell, Clotilde was dressed; Prince Marko had recognized her by miraculous divination, he assured her he could have staked his life on the guess as he bowed to her. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Thomas Carlyle It is a kind of second speech, almost as miraculous as the first. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

But material — of course it’s material! Why, you yourself are a walking case of miraculous levitation. Serapion by Francis Stevens

Olaf Stapledon Each mood produced everywhere its effect on action; but it was in Tibet that hope first triumphed, and it was Tibet’s miraculous success that inspired the rest of the world. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Sinclair Lewis She had never lost the child’s miraculous power of wonder. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis Boys wheeled about miraculous electrical massage-machines. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

The sudden and amatory Seeders had, as it were, performed for her a miraculous piece of one-day laundry work. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

The seed, as time went on, came to miraculous issue; but as yet the boy remained, healthily and for the most part happily, a boy still. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

It is a miraculous proof of the divine mission of the poet. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Arnold Bennett He understood that a miracle is only the result of miraculous patience, miraculous nicety, miraculous honesty, miraculous perseverance. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

By the time they were all watered, and we had descended from the rocky gully, the day had passed with most miraculous celerity. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

It seems to belong to the morning of the world — a time of mirth, and a time of expectation; when the earth was teeming with a miraculous richness, and the gods walked among men. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

The only thing that at this distance of time strikes me as miraculous is the extent of my imbecility. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Algernon Blackwood Dr. Fillery smoked in silence for a few minutes, then rose and touched the bell as before, and, as before, Nurse Robbins appeared with the same miraculous speed. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

D. H. Lawrence The perfect pulse throbbed with indescribable being, miraculous unborn species. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells Indeed, until he was thirty he was a sceptic, and did not believe in miraculous powers. The Man Who Could Work Miracles by H. G. Wells [1898]

It was an ideal conception, endowed with sublime faculties and a miraculous insight. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Arnold Bennett He admitted that there were businesses much bigger, but they lacked the miraculous quality that his own had. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

H. G. Wells They turned his wheel into a miraculous symbol, and they confused it with the equator and the sun and the ecliptic and indeed with anything else that was round. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

A miraculous thing! I have known her nearly two months, and in those two months the only times I have been bored have been when I was not with her. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

Arnold Bennett In that head of his a flame burnt that was like an altar-fire, a miraculous and beautiful phenomenon, than which nothing is more miraculous nor more beautiful over the whole earth. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

If it be true that the work was written at Spa, without books at hand, it is certainly a miraculous effort of memory. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

George Meredith That look was to me like a net thrown into moonlighted water: it brought nothing back but broken lights of a miraculous beauty. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

The legendary oak was doubtless in full bud at Cadenham, like its miraculous brother, the Glastonbury thorn. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

G. K. Chesterton To present a matter in a grotesque manner does certainly tend to touch the nerve of surprise and thus to draw attention to the intrinsically miraculous character of the object itself. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

His common sense soon told him that the so-called miraculous sights were merely hallucinations, the outcome of heated and hysterical imagination. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

God’s plan, aforetime so miraculous in his eyes, had miscarried. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

H. G. Wells In the first place, when all I’ve got to say is done, let me lose my miraculous power, let my will become just like anybody else’s will, and all these dangerous miracles be stopped. The Man Who Could Work Miracles by H. G. Wells [1898]

Arnold Bennett They did not foresee the miraculous generation which is us. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Arnold Bennett Hilda, once more and in a higher degree, realized the miraculous human power to make experience out of nothing. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

A. E. W. Mason She was lost in a miraculous vision. The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. Mason [1917]

Virginia Woolf When Ibsen achieves this, as he certainly does, it is not by performing some miraculous conjuring trick at the critical moment. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Wilkie Collins Her miraculous sensitiveness of touch had detected the dark color of my dress, on the day when we first met. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was, without a doubt, a miraculous piece of fortune which brought the Englishman, Dominey, to your camp just at the moment when you received your orders from headquarters. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

George Meredith His madness, miraculous penetration, and the super-masculine charity in him, unknown to the world of young men in their treatment of women, excited, awed, and melted her. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

G. K. Chesterton The general impression produced by Dickens’s work is the same as that produced by miraculous visions; it is the destruction of time. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

George Meredith The miraculous agencies which had brought him and Major Waring and Mrs. Boulby to the farm, that exalted woman was relating to Mrs. Sumfit in another part of the house. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Virginia Woolf Tristan was twitching his rug up under his armpits twice a week; Isolde waved her scarf in miraculous sympathy with the conductor’s baton. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

This fellow pretended to be the seventh son of a seventh son, and to be endowed in consequence with miraculous powers for the cure of all diseases, but especially of those resulting from witchcraft. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Jules Verne A miraculous agreement of the times of departure and arrival, which was impossible, was absolutely necessary to his success. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Charles Kingsley More and more the noblest-minded of them are engrossed by the mystery of that unknown and truly miraculous element in Nature, which is always escaping them, though they cannot escape it. The Natural Theology of the Future by Charles Kingsley

Arnold Bennett The plant, his hope, which he had deemed dead, blossomed with miraculous suddenness. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Arnold Bennett And she adroitly shifted her criticism from the taste to the WORK— she put a strong accent on the word — and pronounced that to be miraculous beyond description. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Benjamin Disraeli During the riots occasioned by this rebellion the Hall of Audience was broken open, and the miraculous Statue, which was reputed to have a great passion for pine-apples, dashed to the ground. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

Ralph Waldo Emerson It will speak, though you were dumb, by its own miraculous organ. Literary Ethics by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1838]

William Godwin The Mantra, or charm, consisting of a few unintelligible words repeated again and again, always accompanied, or rather preceded, the supposed miraculous phenomenon that was imposed on the ignorant. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

It was like a miraculous spring celebrating the new youth and blossoming that had burst into life in Helene’s heart. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Arnold Bennett On the third morning she decided that driving exercise on the Embankment would be good for her health, and thereupon ordered a carriage and issued forth, arrayed in a miraculous putty-coloured gown. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

So long as the medicines had littered the night-table she still had entertained hopes of a miraculous recovery. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

G. K. Chesterton It was not merely a world full of miracles; it was a miraculous world. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

G. K. Chesterton Napoleon achieved more miraculous conquest; but during his most conquering epoch he was a burning boy suicidally in love with a woman far beyond his age. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Thomas Hardy The suspicion that his darling child was being slighted wrought almost a miraculous change in Melbury’s nature. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

E. F. Benson Had she surrendered to him, Lucia wondered, had matrimony wrought a miraculous change in this domineering woman? The change in the room itself seemed to support the astounding proposition. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Anthony Trollope He laughed, and ate, and drank, and threw his pearls about with miraculous profusion. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Arnold Bennett The miraculous skirt, odious on Hilda, had the brightness of a new skirt. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Her nervous temperament, so exquisite in its sensibility, the keener since her illness, inspired her, no doubt, with the thought that only a miraculous effort of their love could save her. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

The miraculous machinery would balk at stage action. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Rudyard Kipling Thin I remimbered that I must ha’ made the miraculous reputation av that temple for the next fifty years. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Meredith And this is the maker and destroyer of reputations in his day! I study Hickson as a miraculous engine of the very simplest contrivance; he is himself the epitome of a verdict on his period. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

His angling had been prosperous hitherto, but just now he had made a miraculous draught, and his nets and his heart were bursting. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The Kangaroos had two halves possessed of miraculous hands and a perfect knowledge of the game. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Sinclair Lewis That made him the more disconsolate, the more hopeless of some future miraculous reconciliation. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Olaf Stapledon But immediately, in the light of his own miraculous vision from the foothills of eternity, both downward into time and upward to eternity’s high peak, horror and resentment fade. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

By an extraordinary, by a miraculous chance, he was saved, as it were, a second time. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

T. E. Lawrence With man-instinctive, anything believed by two or three had a miraculous sanction to which individual ease and life might honestly be sacrificed. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Meredith But the more he esteemed them, the more unbounded and miraculous appeared the prospect of his calling their daughter by the sacred name, and kneeling with her at their feet. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Benjamin Disraeli When once a woman allows an idea to touch her heart, it is miraculous with what rapidity the idea is fathered by her brain. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Florestan, with almost miraculous ease, had thrown his victim with a crash into the corner of the room. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

At that instant, so miraculous is life, the Peel boy passed them. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Charles Dickens He also regarded archbishops and bishops as a sort of miraculous persons, and was inveterate in the last degree against any who thought otherwise. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Robert Green Ingersoll I believe Christ was a great and good man, but He had nothing about Him miraculous except the courage to tell what he thought about the religion of His day. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

He had a fine knowledge of all original image-paintings; all the costly copies of miraculous icons, Theodorovski, Kazanski, and others, passed through his hands. In the World by Maksim Gorky

H. G. Wells No mystic could have used him because of the complete lack of miraculous aid or distinctive and flattering personal response. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells But he lifted a sheet of paper, and turned a glass of water pink and then green, and he created a snail, which he miraculously annihilated, and got himself a miraculous new tooth-brush. The Man Who Could Work Miracles by H. G. Wells [1898]

G. K. Chesterton As I say, it was simple enough when it was done, like miracles; but that wasn’t the really miraculous part of it. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Thomas Carlyle The miraculous talisman is a paltry plated coin, not fit to pass in the shops as a common guinea. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

F. Scott Fitzgerald As she smiled he realized again how beautiful she was, a gorgeous girl of miraculous freshness and sheerly honorable eyes. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

George Meredith Observe Dartrey marching off to the Station, for the purpose of laying his miraculous weapon across the shoulders of a son of Mars, who had offended. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

Maria Edgeworth That we may not be accused of attributing any miraculous power to our French governess, we shall explain the natural means by which she improved her pupils. The Good French Governess by Maria Edgeworth

Thomas Carlyle This poor Jack of the Nursery, with his miraculous shoes of swiftness, coat of darkness, sword of sharpness, he is one. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

H. G. Wells But we could see enough! One after another all down the sunlit slope these miraculous little brown bodies burst and gaped apart, like seed-pods, like the husks of fruits; opened eager mouths. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Edith Wharton When she died she was as black as a miraculous Virgin and her breath whistled like the wind in a keyhole. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

I daresay he saw some way to dodge the French authorities if he once got a chance to use his miraculous wits. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Olaf Stapledon But forlorn hopes sometimes kindle the best in human nature and carry it to miraculous triumph. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

He must be of the family of the prophet; he must possess miraculous powers of no common kind; and his person must be overflowing with a peculiar sanctity. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Olaf Stapledon Presently we noticed, with our novel and miraculous vision, that microscopic points of intenser light were appearing here and there throughout the cloud, but mainly in its outer regions. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

The Time Machine, just mentioned, with its invasions of the unknown space and time, its trips into eternity by the agency of a miraculous vehicle, illustrates the method. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Virginia Woolf The sensual lips were slightly parted, and gave the face an expression of beholding something lovely or miraculous vanishing or just rising upon the rim of the distance. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Rudyard Kipling They sought a River: a River of miraculous healing. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

These two extremes, more widely asunder than Prospero and Caliban, Hawthorne has linked together in his immense grasp of the inmost laws of life, and with a miraculous nicety of artistic skill. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Edith Wharton It was the word he had waited for — he saw it now! Once more he was lost in wonder at Howland’s miraculous faculty for always, as the naturalists said, being true to type. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

E. Phillips Oppenheim On guard!” She suddenly flung her hands above her head, and there was what seemed to be a miraculous increase in the little group. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Olaf Stapledon And yet, surveying his first day from the miraculous viewpoint of his last instant, he no longer desired the womb, which seemed now about to swallow him once more, and for ever. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Then they took and laid him in his chest beneath the altar, and carefully put back the stone with its miraculous crevice, which crevice I saw, and shall gape for a monument while the world lasts. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Anthony Trollope If he chose to take it, no man would ever have been saved in so miraculous a manner. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Anthony Trollope It was indeed miraculous to him that a woman with such a mind, so educated, so refined, so nice in her tastes, should like such a man. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

With miraculous precision the design is being followed, each stitch the counterpart of the other. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Edith Wharton But today the glory was so searching and miraculous that he was sure she must feel it. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Anthony Trollope It seemed almost miraculous to herself that she could sit there, and retain her consciousness, and hear him utter such words. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

William Godwin They seem at all times to have laid claim to the power of suspending the course of nature, and producing miraculous phenomena. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

John Galsworthy Out on their farm in Cape Colony she had looked after all the “nigger” babies and women in a miraculous manner. To Let by John Galsworthy

Edith Wharton But she gathered that this had been the case, and felt that it formed the miraculous link between them. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

How miraculous did this appear! The huts, the neater cottages, and stately houses engaged my admiration by turns. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Henry Fielding Moral reflections by Joseph Andrews; with the hunting adventure, and parson Adams’s miraculous escape. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

William Godwin Water was flung over, or in the face of, the thing or person upon whom the miraculous effect was to be produced. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Charles Kingsley I mean that miraculous escape of yours. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

He was a miracle of a child! a prodigy! By George, it was the most extraordinary case he had ever met with! It was all that bottle, and that miraculous child; they seemed made for one another. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I hate London so badly, that to escape from it will work a miraculous cure for me. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

David Hume There must, therefore, be a uniform experience against every miraculous event, otherwise the event would not merit that appellation. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

Anthony Trollope And Mr. Phillips also could not keep his tongue away from the abominations of Englishmen and the miraculous powers of his own countrymen. North America by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing Its realisation would be a miracle, and in your heart you must know that Jane’s character contains no miraculous possibilities. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Your mother will add to them a recipe for a certain balsam, which she had from a Bohemian and which has the miraculous virtue of curing all wounds that do not reach the heart. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Olaf Stapledon The first sign of inconsistency in my experience was a strange sense that this miraculous hopefulness both dominated and did not dominate the whole life of the people. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

Benjamin Disraeli I was, of course, received with miraculous consideration; and the ear of Mrs. Premium seemed to dwell upon the jingling of my spurs (for I am adjutant) as upon exquisite music. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Benjamin Disraeli She was prepared to accept the way Lothair was found senseless in the Coliseum as a continuance of miraculous interpositions. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Tobias Smolle They have put themselves under the protection of a miraculous image of the Virgin Mary, which is kept in one of their churches, and every year carried in procession. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Jules Verne The colonists “disembarked,” and falling on their knees, returned thanks to God for their miraculous deliverance. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Arnold Bennett Threadbare? By heaven, its mere survival was magnificent! I say that it was a miraculous drawing-room. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Algernon Blackwood Nurse Robbins appeared with what seemed miraculous swiftness. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

These authors seem no more startled at a miraculous act of creation than at an ordinary birth. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Providence has declared for us, since I have found this brave man again in so miraculous a manner. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Arnold Bennett Have a drink?” As Edwin said these words in his ordinary voice, it seemed to him that in comparison with his father he was a god of miraculous proud strength and domination. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Anthony Trollope It is perhaps as miraculous as some other great latter-day miracles. North America by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling It was his hour too — a miraculous hour of dawn returned to gild the sunset. Debits and Credits by Rudyard Kipling [1926]

But what filled me with wonder was the miraculous mildness of her face. The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats [1893]

Walter Scott Besides, I cannot see how delivering a criminal from the death he deserves should go to make up thy tale of miraculous cures. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

So miraculous was the chief event of the journey that it is due to Hamed that his own uncoloured version should be given. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Zona Gale Not a word had been said about the purpose of his visit, and not a word to the warden; there was simply this miraculous opening of the barred door. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Arnold Bennett She saw in the invitation to the Five Towns a miraculous defence against a peril the prospect of which was already alarming her. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Her youth had begun with that almost miraculous appearance of David there in the Wasdale Inn. She had loved him at sight, and thrown herself at his head and won her liberty. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Henry James She’s preserved in perfection — a miraculous fraîcheur. The Pension Beaurepas by Henry James [1879]

The whole business was a masterpiece of organisation, and profoundly impressed him with the fact that this was no flutter of youth, but a miraculous union of youth and experience. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Benjamin Disraeli But the human mind can master many sorrows, and, after a desperate relapse and another miraculous rally, Vivian Grey rose from his bed. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

I opened it full of faith as a man opens a miraculous shrine. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

An hour’s conversation on literature between two ardent minds with a common devotion to a neglected poet is a miraculous road to intimacy. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]