the eighth wonder of the world

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the eighth wonder of the world

Something deemed magnificent enough to be recognized along with the classical Seven Wonders of the World (which include the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon). Many people consider the Great Wall of China to be the eighth wonder of the world.
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Mrs Merdle concurred with all her heart--or with all her art, which was exactly the same thing--and herself despatched a preparatory letter by the next post to the eighth wonder of the world.
He said, "As this is a tourist season, a majority of the travellers included Maasai Mara on their itinerary to see the safari." The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is the eighth Wonder of the World and The Great Wildebeest Migration is one of the Seven New Wonders of the World which involves a massive movement of wild animals between the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya from July through October.
Discovered in 1974, the Warriors are widely described as the eighth wonder of the world.
figure By CAROLINE NJUNG'E Our traffic jams should officially be named the Eighth Wonder of the World. They are simply an awe-inspiring spectacle that we should share with the rest of the world.
Often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World, it now faces alarming problems of degradation, neglect and abandonment.
Greeks see them as the eighth wonder of the world. It was here in the 14th-16th centuries that Orthodox monks established a number of monasteries, perched impossibly on top of the rocks.
I cannot wait to do handstands in Islamabad and the Karakoram highway, also known as the eighth wonder of the world!" Al Jabri added, "I am a traveller by nature, it's my hobby and I can say my dream is to travel the world.
He was overwhelmed by the natural beauty of Salalah and even considered that it be added as the eighth wonder of the world. He said that the inhabitants are blessed with the enchanting beauty of Salalah and further praised the coherent living and welcoming attitude of the people.
Based on the first batch of music sheets received, today's musicians without borders have their own "imagined reality" of what the eighth wonder of the world stands for.
Tourists from around the globe marvel at the structure, as if it's the Eighth Wonder of the World. For many, it's steel-and-concrete proof the Dutch have managed to bring the elements under control.
After years of planning, people are now able to step inside the specially designed space in the landmark building and gaze at part of the eighth wonder of the world.
Albert Einstein said compounding was the eighth wonder of the world. At least in retirement plans, payroll deduction may be the ninth.
CLA president Ross Murray said: "The British countryside is the eighth wonder of the world and the envy of many.
Fifty thousand people paid the entrance fee on the opening day and it was described as the eighth wonder of the world.
Due to its high elevation and the difficult conditions in which it was constructed with China's help the Karakorum roadway is referred to as the eighth wonder of the World.