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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

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 ?
My misfortune was to carry it into print when I began to write a story, in the Ik Marvel manner, or rather to compose it in type at the case, for that was what I did; and it was not altogether imitated from Ik Marvel either, for I drew upon the easier art of Dickens at times, and helped myself out with bald parodies of Bleak House in many places.
But," he says, "there are many other divers countries, and many other marvels beyond that I have not seen.
My duty was clearly to glorify the dread Being who had produced all these marvels, and to fulfil my time in worship, praise and contentment.
Now, Nicholas," she added, turning to her husband, "I can't understand how it is you don't see the charm of these delicious marvels.
Amazed at the sight, he descended into the opening, where, among other marvels, he beheld a hollow brazen horse, having doors, at which he stooping and looking in saw a dead body of stature, as appeared to him, more than human, and having nothing on but a gold ring; this he took from the finger of the dead and reascended.
The conversation fell upon table-turning and spirits, and Countess Nordston, who believed in spiritualism, began to describe the marvels she had seen.
I think," he went on, "that this attempt of the spiritualists to explain their marvels as some sort of new natural force is most futile.
His insight, creative input and live presence will give the `Marvel Action Hour' a touch of class," Avi Arad, president and chief executive of Marvel Films, explained.
Chief Executive Officer of Marvel Entertainment Group, said: "Panini will fit perfectly into our growing portfolio of premier youth entertainment properties, our financial strategy, and our plans for international expansion.
Marvel Studios and Universal Pictures will unleash Marvel's renowned, larger-than-life green Super Hero onto moviegoers everywhere in summer 2008 as they have announced a June 27(th) release date for the action-packed, new big screen adaptation: The Incredible Hulk.
Calabrese, 46, joined Marvel in 1992 as executive vice president with responsibility for advertising, promotion, subscription, and direct response.
The addition of Howard solidifies an impressive foundation for Marvel Entertainment's first self-financed and produced feature film that also includes Oscar[R] nominee Robert Downey Jr.
June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Studios Florida and Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc.
With Simon's vast experience and fresh perspective, he is the perfect addition to the Marvel team," said John Turitzin, Executive Vice President, Office of the Chief Executive.
chief executive officer, Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc.