minor miracle


: something good that is not very likely to happen but does happen
Doctors described her recovery as a minor miracle.

Examples of minor miracle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Winning five of the first six games at UNLV is a minor miracle. Jon Wilner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Oct. 2023 Even a minor miracle in her favor — securing a Section 8 voucher for housing — was no promise of getting off the streets. Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times, 3 Oct. 2023 The crowd embraced even the sadder or more emotionally ambiguous songs, which seemed like a minor miracle. Chris Willman, Variety, 30 Aug. 2023 Looking back, Gilroy sees Andor as a minor miracle. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 June 2023 The crowd’s response to this minor miracle of electronic simultaneity is high-spirited and good-natured. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2023 That audiences have accepted it—enough to make Cage the forty-sixth highest-grossing movie star in the world—is a minor miracle. Dan Piepenbring, Harper's Magazine, 7 Jan. 2022 This minor miracle was made possible by Finnish engineering student and Linux developer Antti Palosaari. IEEE Spectrum, 25 June 2013 See More

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“Minor miracle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20miracle. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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