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perform miracles

To achieve extraordinary results, especially in trying to improve a situation. The therapist we hired has performed miracles with Johnny's behavioral issues. If we're going to bring this company back to its former glory, we'll need a marketing team that can perform miracles.
See also: miracle, perform

work miracles

To achieve extraordinary results, especially in trying to improve a situation. The therapist we hired has worked miracles with Johnny's behavioral issues. If we're going to bring this company back to its former glory, we'll need a marketing team that can work miracles.
See also: miracle, work

The age of miracles is past.

Prov. Miracles do not happen nowadays. I'm afraid this old vacuum cleaner can't be fixed. The age of miracles is past.
See also: age, miracle, of, past

work/do ˈwonders/ˈmiracles (for/on/with somebody/something)

(informal) have a very good effect (on somebody/something); quickly succeed: Getting the job did wonders for her self-confidence.This washing powder will work miracles on those difficult stains. ▶ ˈmiracle-worker noun: I just don’t have enough time to finish it. I’m sorry, but I’m not a miracle-worker.
See also: miracle, wonder, work
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Part of the Islands Miracle mission is to enrich lives through superior health products, and a product like Miracle Flex truly supports that value," says Mike York, founder and CEO of Islands Miracle.
Moses could not have delivered the Israelites out of Egypt and the Israelites would not have survived the 40-year exodus to the "land flowing with milk and honey" without God performing miracles.
Hume does not think that miracles have any rational background, and therefore you should not believe in them.
Even if the alleged second miracle is true, the cardinals that are members of the congregation must vote to recognize the healing and recommend the pope to sainthood, (http://www.
com, visitors can learn more about Rite Aid's support of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, meet Miracle Children helped by the company's fund-raising and donate to their local children's hospital.
Koopmans' case for miracle stories and miracle collecting builds upon previous scholars, but differs because she argues that English miracle collections, religious works produced in monasteries, recorded "personal stories:' She draws upon studies of folklore and the social sciences that identify "personal experience narratives;' "conversational narratives;' "memorates;' or simply "personal stories" (14).
Koopmans's chapter on the miracle collection in Lantfred's vita of Swithin (970s) accordingly dismisses studies which read his work in the context of Bishop Athelwold's monastic reform, on the grounds that Lantfred's preface does not explicitly mention Athelwold's reform.
Over the next centuries, the idea of miracle became an interior one, divorced from external reality.
Miracles and Wonders circles around these issues, but barely skims the surface of their considerable complexities.
It has to be a physical miracle, normally one that's easily demonstrable, that could not have happened by any other means," Easton says.
The events surrounding the apparition of Our Lady of Ocotlan are as extraordinary as those of Guadalupe and occurred in 1541 exactly ten years after the Guadalupe miracle.
The church's bells began ringing and families embraced:' Politicians proclaimed the rescue a miracle.
Sadly, nearly a decade after Jane's miracle appeared, 2 million children living with HIV/AIDS in the developing world still are waiting for their miracles.
When a nurse (Jennifer Tilly) tells 14-year-old Ralph (newcomer Adam Butcher, a real find) that it will take a miracle to wake his mother (Shauna MacDonald), it gets him to thinking.
Nasdaq:ELOS), Yokneam, Israel, and its Chinese distributor, Miracle Laser, have announced that the State Food & Drug Administration (SFDA) of the People's Republic of China has granted regulatory approval to sell Syneron's products in China.