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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

1. Miracles only occurred during the time of the Bible, so we should not expect them in modern times. A: "Minister, in the Bible, Moses could part the seas with his staff and people were often saved from certain death. Why doesn't that happen anymore?" B: "Well, the age of miracles is past. God has arranged it now that such things shall no longer occur until the day of Judgment."
2. Said more generally when facing or discussing some impossible, or seemingly impossible, task or situation. It would take near-total bipartisan support for the bill to make its way through both houses of Congress, and the age of miracles is past. Sorry, the age of miracles is past—there's no way we're getting your car up and running again.
See also: age, miracle, of, past

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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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.
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It is a history of theology as well as a history of the concept of miracle. Some chapters, such as the one on Jesus, function as mini-introductions to the New Testament, eschatological thought and modern methods.
Previous, more comprehensive treatments of these issues include (among others) the works of Pierre-Andre Sigal and Andre Vauchez as well as the rich essay compilation Miracles, prodiges, et merveilles au Moyen Age (Paris, 1995).
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After the miracle of 1531 all human sacrifice was abolished.
The subsequent history of "miracle" saw the formalization of the rather imprecise first-century terms "signs," "wonders," "works," and their evolution into the more exact medieval categories "marvels," "portents," "preternatural" events, and "miracles." This was followed by the eventual emergence in the early modern period of a simple dichotomy between the natural and supernatural along with the familiar notion of miracles as violations of the laws of nature.
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