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Definition of Wonder


  1. That emotion which is excited by novelty, or the presentation to the sight or mind of something new, unusual, strange, great, extraordinary, or not well understood; surprise; astonishment; admiration; amazement.
  2. A cause of wonder; that which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; a miracle.
  3. To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel.
  4. To feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why they came.
  5. Wonderful.
  6. Wonderfully.

Wonder Quotations

Wisdom begins in wonder. - Socrates
Wisdom begins in wonder.

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein

The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
Albert Einstein

Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.
Ronald Reagan

It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
Mark Twain
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Wonder Translations

wonder in Afrikaans is verbaas hom
wonder in Danish is undre sig
wonder in Dutch is zich verbazen, zich verwonderen
wonder in German is Verwunderung, Wunder
wonder in Latin is miror, admiratio
wonder in Portuguese is maravilha
wonder in Spanish is maravilla, preguntar
wonder in Swedish is under, undra, underverk

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