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Marvel, subst. 1) astonishment: “I speak amazedly, and it becomes my m. and my message,” Wint. V, 1, 188. “strike all that look upon with m.” V, 3, 100. “and, to kill the m., shall be so ever,” Cymb. III, 1, 10.
2) wonder, something strange: “till I may deliver this m. to you,” Hml. I, 2, 195. Usually in the predicate: it is m. == it is strange, Shr. IV, 2, 86. “that's great m.” LLL I, 2, 128. no m. or it is no m. == it is not strange, H4B IV, 3, 96. Lr. II, 2, 58. Followed by a clause with the indic.: “it is m. he out-dwells his hour,” Merch. II, 6, 3. “'tis no m. he is so humorous,” H4A III, 1, 234. H6B II, 1, 9. no m. though, always followed by the subjunctive, == it is not strange that: “no m. though thy horse be gone,” Ven. 390. “no m., then, though I mistake my view,” Sonn. 148, 11. “no m. though she pause,” Err. II, 1, 32. “no m. though Demetrius do fly,” Mids. II, 2, 96. “no m. though it affrighted you,” R3 I, 4, 64. “no m. though you bite so sharp at reasons,” Troil. II, 2, 33. “no m., then, though he were ill affected,” Lr. II, 1, 100.
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