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the eighth wonder of the world

Something deemed magnificent enough to be recognized along with the classical Seven Wonders of the World (which include the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon). Many people consider the Great Wall of China to be the eighth wonder of the world.
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Mrs Merdle concurred with all her heart--or with all her art, which was exactly the same thing--and herself despatched a preparatory letter by the next post to the eighth wonder of the world.
Based on the first batch of music sheets received, today's musicians without borders have their own "imagined reality" of what the eighth wonder of the world stands for.
Tourists from around the globe marvel at the structure, as if it's the Eighth Wonder of the World.
In fact, Einstein called it the eighth wonder of the world.
After years of planning, people are now able to step inside the specially designed space in the landmark building and gaze at part of the eighth wonder of the world.
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Fifty thousand people paid the entrance fee on the opening day and it was described as the eighth wonder of the world.
Due to its high elevation and the difficult conditions in which it was constructed with China's help the Karakorum roadway is referred to as the eighth wonder of the World.
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The British constitution is the eighth wonder of the world, a fact our government keeps us ignorant of.
The Tabacon Grand Spa, located in a Costa Rican rainforest that has been described as "the eighth wonder of the world," has achieved the Luxury Eco Certification Standard and offers flora and fauna protection, wastewater treatment and workshops on the natural surroundings.
It was the eighth wonder of the world, the greatest wedding of all time," the actress said.
What was once billed as the eighth wonder of the world by exuberant boosters is now shuttered.
Hidden from the west until 1812, Petra is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ranked by some archaeologists as the Eighth Wonder of the World.