marvel to behold

a marvel to behold

A person or thing that is particularly spectacular, wondrous, or exhilarating to witness. They're trapeze act is a marvel to behold—I can't believe that they do their routine without a safety net! It's easy to forget that the technology we take for granted today would be a marvel to behold just a few years ago.
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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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References in classic literature ?
Stiggins a preliminary tap on the head, and began dancing round him in a buoyant and cork-like manner, which in a gentleman at his time of life was a perfect marvel to behold.
" It is these vignettes or 'tarjetones' that make the complete Murillo map a marvel to behold. They illustrate the various inhabitants of these islands, country life, exotic animals such as bats, crocodiles and snakes, as well as the plans of Zamboanga, Cavite, Guam and Old Manila.
The way it moves, swooshes and flutters in the game is a technical marvel to behold.
Indian elections are a marvel to behold. In 2019, the world's biggest election was much more than a ritual of democracy.
The nearby Margalla hills were more than visible from every side, and its lush green sight was a marvel to behold. Its air was clean, even its tap water drinkable with plenty of supply, its seasons enjoyable and festive occasions of much joy.
The Manila Water wastewater treatment facility just outside the Diliman campus proper was a marvel to behold. The sewage material is handled as though it were the facility's most valuable possession.
WATCHING our wonderful sea life on the BBC'S brilliant Blue Planet II is a marvel to behold. The film crew have gone to extraordinary lengths to show us how these creatures exist deep under our oceans and Sir David Attenborough brings it all to life in a way we can all understand.
Lead actor Motoki is a marvel to behold: his Daigo is a virtuoso practicing his art with exceptional grace and precision not unlike Yo-Yo Ma on his cello.
The pulsating revival of south Nicosia's old town, much of it a serendipitous defiance of the gloomy consequences of the financial crisis, has been a marvel to behold these last few years.
Still, children grasp much of the meaning and significance of the fable and it's concluding moral: "You can't very well be king of beasts if there aren't any." From the rising sun scene in the front inside pages to he same scene at night on the back inside pages, "The Tiger Who Would Be King" is splendid, terrible, arresting, curious, and a marvel to behold. Watch for all the individual animal portraits, with primitive toothy smiles, and the center foldout battle scene.
It's a marvel to behold and should be used to deliver a hefty swat to all teenage beauty vloggers who are getting a bit up themselves.
It's a dazzling sequence, and Gerwig is a marvel to behold in it--shrieking, blaming, groveling, goading and, finally, arriving at a place of real feeling where the real Brooke stands revealed, stripped of her artifices, if only for a moment.
"His simplicity, his humility is a marvel to behold. He is a real, concrete example of what Jesus Christ is," the Cardinal said.
It is a marvel to behold. One-thousand high school boys move through the day with order and a sense of belonging to a true brotherhood.''
In this age of cost-cutting at most academic and commercial presses, the sheer physicality of this book is a marvel to behold! The book binding also provides one of those old fashioned ribbons that serves as a bookmark, a nice touch for book lovers.