Definition of miracle
1 : an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs the healing miracles described in the Gospels
2 : an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment The bridge is a miracle of engineering.
3 Christian Science : a divinely natural phenomenon experienced humanly as the fulfillment of spiritual law
Examples of miracle in a Sentence
She believed that God had given her the power to work miracles.
It would take a miracle for this team to win.
the miracle of his recovery
These days, thanks to the miracle of television, we can watch events happening on the other side of the world.
Recent Examples of miracle from the Web
Catelli said the tricycle, which can sit up to three people on its back box, is used to give tours of the Miracle on 34th Street lights in Hampden during the Christmas season.
The program nearly won its first championship in 91 years if not for a miracle, buzzer-beating game-winning three-pointer from Braelee Albert, which secured a 55-54 overtime championship for Brentwood at Azusa Pacific on March 3.
INDIANAPOLIS - There is no question about it - IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon walking away from this terrifying, car-destroying crash is a miracle.
And her family and close friends, many of whom recently helped Mira celebrate her sixth birthday, describe her life as an ongoing miracle.
Every major event in a Survivor season is like a miracle fruit, swaying the overall flavor of a season in dramatic ways.
The sentence above is spoken by a woman who has traveled a long distance to see the supposed miracle for herself.
In the intervening decades, China's economic miracle has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, but it's also sent real estate prices sky-high.
For some parents, Smith seemed like a miracle worker.
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Origin and Etymology of miracle
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin miraculum, from Latin, a wonder, marvel, from mirari to wonder at
First Known Use: 12th century
MIRACLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of miracle for English Language Learners
: an unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God
: a very amazing or unusual event, thing, or achievement
MIRACLE Defined for Kids
Definition of miracle for Students
1 : an extraordinary event taken as a sign of the power of God
2 : something (as an event or accomplishment) that is very outstanding, unusual, or wonderful It will take a miracle for us to win.
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