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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.
See also: behold, marvel

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 ?
Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly, Though its answer little meaning--little relevancy bore; For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door-- Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door, With such name as "Nevermore.
I have marvelled, sometimes, at Spain, how they clasp and contain so large dominions, with so few natural Spaniards; but sure the whole compass of Spain, is a very great body of a tree; far above Rome and Sparta at the first.
The conversation proceeded, and I marvelled at the tact with which Mr.
These lines of Cowley were new to me, but the sentiment was not new, and I marvelled how the old tailor could see through me so well.
She felt the urge again of the desire to lean toward him for warmth, and marvelled again at the effect his presence produced upon her.
Maggie marvelled at him and surrounded him with greatness.
And I marvelled at Black Matt and Tom Morrisey, sprawled over the table, arms about each other's necks, weeping lovingly.
Then the people marvelled and told it to the Archbishop.
Just think, the Story Girl will have her name in the papers if she's bridesmaid," marvelled Sara Ray.