marvel

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marvel at someone or something

Fig. to express wonder or surprise at someone or something. I can only marvel at Valerie and all she has accomplished. We all marveled at the beauty of the new building.
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marvel to behold

someone or something quite exciting or wonderful to see. Our new high-definition television is a marvel to behold. Mary's lovely new baby is a marvel to behold.
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marvel at

v.
To be astonished or impressed by something: We walked through the carnival and marveled at all the rides and amusements.
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References in classic literature ?
Tenderly, as he sat beside her, he would take up her pale hand and stroke the slim, transparent arm, marveling at the smallness and delicacy of the bones.