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From Middle French miraculeux


miraculous (comparative more miraculous, superlative most miraculous)

  1. By supernatural or uncommon causes, e.g. by a god; that cannot be explained in terms of normal events.
  2. Very surprising; amazing.
    • 2012 September 7, Phil McNulty, “Moldova 0-5 England”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      If Moldova harboured even the slightest hopes of pulling off a comeback that would have bordered on miraculous given their lack of quality, they were snuffed out 13 minutes before the break when Oxlade-Chamberlain picked his way through midfield before releasing Defoe for a finish that should have been dealt with more convincingly by Namasco at his near post.

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