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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 at (someone or something)

To look at something and feel or express astonishment, wonder, or admiration. Every year, thousands of tourists come to marvel at the work of the brilliant architect. We've been marveling at your painting, John. It's absolutely incredible!
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Marvel Cinematic Universe

The official fictional universe that is shared by Marvel Studios media about the characters from Marvel Comics, starting with the 2008 film Iron Man and encompassing other superhero characters such as Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, and the Hulk. It includes feature films, TV shows, comic books, short films, and digital series. Geez, how many movies coming out this year are set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
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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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