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Definition of Extraordinary

Extraordinary

  1. Beyond or out of the common order or method; not usual, customary, regular, or ordinary; as, extraordinary evils; extraordinary remedies.
  2. Exceeding the common degree, measure. or condition; hence, remarkable; uncommon; rare; wonderful; as, extraordinary talents or grandeur.
  3. Employed or sent upon an unusual or special service; as, an ambassador extraordinary.
  4. That which is extraordinary; -- used especially in the plural; as, extraordinaries excepted, there is nothing to prevent success.

Extraordinary Quotations

I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances.
Nelson Mandela

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.
Wade Boggs

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
John F. Kennedy

I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
John F. Kennedy

Let us give publicity to H.I.V./AIDS and not hide it, because the only way to make it appear like a normal illness like TB, like cancer, is always to come out and say somebody has died because of H.I.V./AIDS, and people will stop regarding it as something extraordinary.
Nelson Mandela
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Extraordinary Translations

extraordinary in Dutch is buitengewoon, bijzonder
extraordinary in French is extraordinaire
extraordinary in Italian is insolito, eccezionale
extraordinary in Latin is mirus, precipuus, eximius
extraordinary in Norwegian is usedvanlig, merkelig
extraordinary in Spanish is extraordinario, insolito
extraordinary in Swedish is utomordentligt, ovanlig

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