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(it's) small wonder

It is not at all surprising (that something is the case). I was always terrible at math in school, so it's small wonder that I have such trouble filing my taxes. Small wonder you had such trouble starting the car: the battery is almost completely dead!
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small wonder

Not a surprising or unexpected thing at all. You drank an entire bottle of bourbon by yourself? Small wonder that you feel as bad as you do this morning. Considering the massive legal team they can afford to hire, it's a small wonder that few people are able to successfully sue the corporation for its questionable practices.
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Small wonder, at a time of self-examination in social history, and amid the contemporary commonplaces about globalization and the rise of world history, that many social historians are calling for a more explicit and open-ended attention to spatial choices.
If, as Benedict says, there is a place in this church for both the living and the dead, small wonder that there should also be a place here for the most erudite scholar and the most accomplished artist as well as the most credulous peasant.
Small wonder that proposals to privatize the CPB get more support from the radical left than from Republican politicians, though of course the leftists don't call it "privatization." They call it "independence," and they envision it taking the form of a non profit trust fund that no longer has to rely on the good will of Congress.
Off stage, another star was the small wonder of the day.
Small wonder then, the city's strategic plan--its Coming of Age document tabled in June 2003--identified the mining supply industry and the city's extensive mine research capacity as one of Sudbury's five major economic engines.
Small wonder that this once put-upon Sunni villager imagined that he had a Bomb, or binary gas, or killer microbes--who cared about technical details?
Small wonder that James Naughtie, the broadcaster and author who is in town today for the Examiner Literary Lunch, is Prime Minister Tony Blair's first choice Radio 4 interviewer.
It is small wonder that the book deals primarily with the speeches and writings of political leaders.
By these standards, small wonder that back in the '70s Peter Finch didn't have a prayer of winning an Oscar playing the physician in love with a bisexual lout in Sunday Bloody Sunday.
Small wonder only one infected cow has been found to date.
Small wonder the US peace envoy to Sudan, former US Senator Jack Danforth, met SIRC before he met the government on his first official trip there last year.
They could download John Daniels's "When Words Fail" about the obscuring of language and purpose post 9/11, Wendell Berry's "A Citizens Response to the National Security Strategy of the United States," about the destruction we do to ourselves during war, David James Duncan's "When Compassion Becomes Dissent," about how the teaching of writing and literature can be seen as a revolutionary act, and Barbara Kingsolver's "Small Wonder," one of best pieces about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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Small wonder therefore that many people in the North East of Wales turn their sights towards English-based media that they feel serves them better than the Welsh media that has abandoned them.
Suited for a variety of materials, the "Small Wonder" turret rewinder operates directly inline with a press, allowing single pass non-stop roll label production.
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