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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
boy wonder
▪ Robson, the boy wonder of the department
childlike delight/wonder/excitement
▪ The sight filled her with childlike excitement.
do wonders for sth (=have a very good effect on something)
▪ A new haircut can do wonders for your self-confidence.
sb can’t help feeling/thinking/wondering etc sth
▪ I can’t help feeling that there has been a mistake.
▪ I couldn’t help thinking about the past.
▪ I also wondered about why we never saw Nellie's Dad and eventually I asked her about him.
▪ Or perhaps out of real curiosity about a problem he must have long wondered about.
▪ It was something she'd been wondering about.
▪ I done buried a whole lot of people, but she the first one I ever wondered about.
▪ I wondered about my financial position.
▪ I wondered about how he responded to the rebuke his parents must have given him.
▪ For a moment, Sarah wondered about the people whose work it was every day to compose such messages.
▪ Last, they wondered about themselves.
▪ He remembered the menacing phone-calls to Nicola and wondered aloud whether some one from a drugs syndicate had been trying to scare her.
▪ It was a verbal disaster for Stockdale, who wondered aloud what he was doing there.
▪ How does one write a travel book, I'd wondered aloud, how describe the sheer physicality of life?
▪ The natives welcomed his message to Christians but wondered aloud why it was so ineffective.
▪ It also shows in their embarrassed defensiveness when foreigners wonder aloud whether their public life is in need of change.
▪ I nodded in agreement, and I wondered aloud whether she did the same things with feelings.
▪ Some commentators have wondered aloud why this should have been so.
▪ I've never held it against him, but I've always wondered why.
▪ I watched the ravens returning to roost on many evenings, always wondering if Jack might be among them.
▪ I always wondered where her constant stream of men came from.
▪ Those who quit too soon, always wonder what might have been.
▪ I always wonder where you are, what you're doing, if you're all right.
▪ I had always wondered why the Catholic Church insists on celibacy vows for its clergy.
▪ I always wondered if the Stirling would clear the Matterhorn and it always did with plenty to spare.
▪ She always wondered whether better, more prompt care of her hands might have made a difference in the long run.
▪ Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in an antique shop?
Ever wondered if there is actually life beyond the cul-de-sac?
▪ Have you ever wondered what all those ingredients listed on packaged food are?
Ever wonder how ice cream and yogurt are made?
▪ Does she ever wonder what Gary is thinking?
▪ I done buried a whole lot of people, but she the first one I ever wondered about.
Ever wonder what to say back to a rude waiter?
▪ I wonder how long he will be.
▪ I wonder how many other deer hunters will be able to brag of a similar feat.
▪ Ruth went down, then climbed up again into the dunes, wondering how she was going to find Adam.
▪ I wonder how a convict would manage to bring a thing like that out with him.
▪ He wondered how much Sir Charles was worth.
▪ I wondered how anyone could work in a place where this sound was so loud.
▪ I wondered how you are getting on?
▪ One can only wonder how Neely can continue to play under Kasper.
▪ If that's the case, I wonder just how many people write labels that no-one else can read.
▪ One has to wonder just how much serious dedication and concern there really is at the Herald.
▪ Makes you wonder just how he gets his players going.
▪ Then you wonder just how they can control the ball, the racquet and consequently the game with such nonchalance.
▪ I often wonder just how extraordinary some of our customs must appear to those who have no experience of churchgoing.
▪ She lingered, wondering just how he felt now, having given it all up.
▪ As he turned down the passageway Ian wondered just how true that would turn out to be.
▪ He stood in front of her threateningly, and she wondered just what he had in mind for her.
▪ I've often wondered lately who his men friends were.
▪ I often wondered who got more out of it.
▪ I very often wonder how they do as they do today.
▪ Visitors often wondered who the figures were because until 1990 the statue had no plaque or sign.
▪ I have often wondered where they do come from but confess that I have absolutely no idea.
▪ I often wonder where some of this stuff does go.
▪ Since then I've often wondered whether I shouldn't have gone ahead and simply presented him with the bill.
▪ I often wondered why he was a lawyer.
▪ She sometimes wondered how assassins who weren't telepathic managed it.
▪ I sometimes wondered, even as a twelve-year-old, who could possibly fulfill her expectations.
▪ He sometimes wondered why she hadn't thought of that.
▪ I wonder sometimes, wonder how much is fabricated and how much is truth.
▪ He wondered sometimes if they even understood the questions.
▪ He is in the fifteenth year of his labor and sometimes wonders if he is becoming bodiless.
▪ Not surprisingly, Angela could quote all the reviews even if she sometimes wondered what exactly they were trying to say.
▪ I sometimes wonder if I should expose my two children to football.
▪ She also wondered if Miss Hardbroom and the class would begin to wonder where she was, after a while.
▪ They were wondering where she was at that very moment.
▪ He remembers wondering where that path led.
▪ Fergus woke in utter darkness, wondering where he was; he felt as though he was falling backwards for ever into darkness.
▪ Nico responded by pledging his fealty to Bolcarro, but you wonder where those columns came from.
▪ Chesarynth wondered where the old woman had gone.
▪ It also makes you wonder where Tom Berenger got his agent.
▪ Then we wonder why we have no energy.
▪ Slowly she replaced the receiver, wondering why did the past always eventually find you-sometime?
▪ The mind may still be active and alert. 9 Don't lie awake for ages wondering why you are not sleeping.
▪ I wonder why she kept it.
▪ Indeed this is so clear that I sometimes wonder why so much effort usually goes into attempting to prove it.
▪ Lance wondered why no articles were done about how she spent her Christmas.
▪ He sometimes wondered why she hadn't thought of that.
▪ Upon reflection, we might wonder why such an economy does not collapse in complete chaos.
▪ In despair he wondered what on earth he was doing.
▪ All of which leaves many observers wondering what on earth is the appeal of such violent, repellent music.
▪ I wonder how on earth we worked the 1979 and 1983 elections without them.
▪ Not for the first time in the last twenty-four hours Kate wondered what on earth had happened to her child.
▪ A second later and Fabia was wondering what on earth she was thinking about.
▪ We wondered what on earth was happening.
▪ And Mains sat and wondered what on earth was going on.
▪ Doubts came rushing in as she stared at her reflection, wondering what on earth had possessed her to buy it.
▪ As they hurried down dusty, echoing staircases, Mungo began to wonder whether he would have enough money.
▪ I began to wonder what would happen if I asked the children to write about pictures of themselves.
▪ I began to wonder if my fellow-victims were having similar traumas.
▪ While John Carter waited in custody, local police began wondering about the strange disappearance of the farmer's second wife.
▪ And Laura begins to wonder why her husband has become so erratic.
▪ Alistair began to wonder whether Sixsmith actually existed.
▪ Yet, conservation biologists have begun to wonder if these long-hoped-for changes bode well for the land.
▪ Now, I can't help wondering how much of that money you're going to see?
▪ Finally, one can not help but wonder how the managers attitudes toward their bosses influenced their treatment of their own subordinates.
▪ She couldn't help but wonder what the effect would be if he ever said anything worth listening to.
▪ Juliet couldn't help wondering where David lived, since it was much further on.
▪ One can not help wondering what future generations will think of our freaks and follies.
▪ As they crept along they could not help wondering what they would find.
▪ Afterwards Leith could not help wondering if perhaps, with more experience of men, she might not have handled it better.
▪ But looking at the past track record of the present Government, one can't help wondering.
a nine days' wonder
▪ He wondered whether he would be able to find the hotel again.
▪ He says he's had no formal training but when you see how good his work is, you start to wonder.
▪ I wonder if she'll recognize me after all these years.
▪ And Laura begins to wonder why her husband has become so erratic.
▪ Garner wonders if things would have turned out differently for Edward if she had been able to spend more time with him.
▪ Groggy with heat, Jackie wondered feebly if they changed the sign with every birth and death.
▪ She wondered if she could think with what was left of her grey matter.
▪ Sometimes he wondered why his father hated him.
▪ Sometimes I wonder now whether I dreamed some of it, so much was just unbelievable, so grotesque.
▪ The picture forces the viewer to wonder at the subject of the crowd's attention.
▪ Apparently the latter was a thing of great wonder.
▪ He was without a wife, which was a great wonder, he being well-proportioned and of handsome countenance.
▪ It was little wonder that, during this time, Gergiev proved difficult to pin down for a promised meeting.
▪ In that context, 22-year-old Faulkner said the shaky start to coeducation at the Citadel was little wonder.
▪ It is little wonder, therefore, that Carmarthen retains so much of its countryside influences.
▪ It is little wonder that this figure cast what almost amounted to a spell over aspiring black sportsmen.
▪ There is little wonder that organising the parade was difficult.
▪ Michelle was 23 weeks and four days pregnant when the little wonder arrived on April 3.
▪ It is little wonder then, given these handicaps of sheer physiology, that chimps are incapable of speech.
▪ Given the individuality of voice, it is little wonder that people also vary enormously in their communicating habits.
▪ These natural wonders occur only here and in the gulf of Tonkin: connoisseurs rate Phang Nga.
▪ On the other hand, routes were arranged, or altered, so a person could visit some natural wonder.
▪ Inset Tourists now reach Victoria Falls: poster advertising its natural wonders.
▪ After all the racing among natural wonders, the mile-deep canyon cliffs made us stand absolutely still.
▪ That settled, we wandered down to the river looking for food and natural wonders.
▪ Working natural wonders in the energy world.
▪ A selection of tours to many of the natural wonders of the world.
▪ The day culminates with your arrival at the Grand Canyon, one of the natural wonders of the world.
▪ It is small wonder that he sought quiet and freedom from external pressure to follow his inner vision.
▪ It is small wonder that the idea of setting sail for an un-known land grew less and less attractive to him.
▪ It's small wonder, then, that Assam tea should offer such full-bodied bright liquor. perfect served with milk.
▪ With all this, small wonder it also has tourists.
▪ Once more in conflict with Stroheim, the young boy wonder of Metro had Stroheim replaced and the film drastically cut.
▪ The boy wonder is 43 now.
▪ Little Walt, the apple of my eye, the freckle-faced boy wonder.
▪ And the visit of a white lady from afar will do wonders for his reputation!
▪ The shock alone would do wonders.
▪ Prohibition did wonders to establish organised crime.
▪ It does wonders for the individual, and it brings families together.
▪ This new role will do wonders for the silent opposition within his own ranks.
▪ Younger talents can invigorate a team and do wonders for the payrolls; just look at Atlanta and Montreal.
▪ Louisa was filled with a terrible wonder at Frere's ignorance.
▪ This had been my first airplane flight, filled with wonder upon wonder.
▪ As it fell with a crash they looked that way, and the next moment all of them were filled with wonder.
▪ Special teaching and therapy, plenty of encouragement and stimulation can work wonders.
▪ Time also has worked wonders, pruning many of the bad investigative reporters and retaining many of the good ones.
▪ This will work wonders in terms of future sales.
▪ Failing that, lectures don't seem to work but subtle, unspoken signs can work wonders.
▪ And worry can work wonders in helping you find solutions to entrepreneurial challenges.
▪ His fixed 8.5 percent mortgages - he subsidises the building societies' normal rates - have worked wonders.
▪ A bit of Windex works wonders.
a nine days' wonder
get to thinking/wondering sth
▪ In any case, she had now got to thinking of other things.
▪ Then they got to thinking that maybe you were dead.
▪ There's blood in your body, and I get to thinking about what would happen if your blood froze.
▪ When you've been around guys like Mr. B. awhile, you get to thinking the way they think.
▪ How could snow not be the wonder of the world?
▪ It had given me a world of wonder and time to draw it all in.
▪ It is small wonder that they want out.
▪ Not through explanation-that only illuminates the real wonder.
▪ The sense of wonder was swiftly followed by another emotion.
▪ This graphic view of the Internet has introduced millions to the wonders of digital photos and graphics.
▪ You shake your head with wonder at your previous, late-night concerns.
▪ A traumatic birth brought wonder boy Jeremy.
▪ Eric Hahn will replace Marc Andreessen, the 26-year-old wonder boy who helped to write the Mosaic browser.
▪ Cortisone was hailed as a wonder drug for a whole host of skin problems and inflammatory disorders.
▪ The team invents a wonder drug to cure depression.
▪ The wonder drug was duly acquired and miraculously did the trick.
▪ a new wonder drug
▪ Eric Hahn will replace Marc Andreessen, the 26-year-old wonder boy who helped to write the Mosaic browser.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Wonder \Won"der\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wondered; p. pr. & vb. n. Wondering.] [AS. wundrian.]

  1. To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel.

    I could not sufficiently wonder at the intrepidity of these diminutive mortals.

    We cease to wonder at what we understand.

  2. To feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why they came.

    I wonder, in my soul, What you would ask me, that I should deny.


Wonder \Won"der\, n. [OE. wonder, wunder, AS. wundor; akin to D. wonder, OS. wundar, OHG. wuntar, G. wunder, Icel. undr, Sw. & Dan. under, and perhaps to Gr. ? to gaze at.]

  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.

    They were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.
    --Acts iii. 10.

    Wonder is the effect of novelty upon ignorance.

    Note: Wonder expresses less than astonishment, and much less than amazement. It differs from admiration, as now used, in not being necessarily accompanied with love, esteem, or approbation.

  2. A cause of wonder; that which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; a miracle. `` Babylon, the wonder of all tongues.''

    To try things oft, and never to give over, doth wonders.

    I am as a wonder unto many.
    --Ps. lxxi. 7.

    Seven wonders of the world. See in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.


Wonder \Won"der\, a. Wonderful. [Obs.]

After that he said a wonder thing.


Wonder \Won"der\, adv. Wonderfully. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English wundor "marvelous thing, miracle, object of astonishment," from Proto-Germanic *wundran (cognates: Old Saxon wundar, Middle Dutch, Dutch wonder, Old High German wuntar, German wunder, Old Norse undr), of unknown origin. In Middle English it also came to mean the emotion associated with such a sight (late 13c.). To be no wonder was in Old English. The original wonder drug (1939) was Sulfanilamide.


Old English wundrian "be astonished," also "admire; make wonderful, magnify," from the source of wonder (n.). Cognate with Dutch wonderen, Old High German wuntaron, German wundern. Sense of "entertain some doubt or curiosity" is late 13c. Related: Wondered; wondering.\n

\nReflexive use (It wonders me that "I wonder why ...") was common in Middle English and as late as Tindale (1533), and is said to survive in Yorkshire/Lincolnshire. In Pennsylvania German areas it is idiomatic from German das wundert mich.


n. Something that causes amazement or awe; a marvel. vb. To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel.

  1. n. the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising [syn: wonderment, admiration]

  2. something that causes feelings of wonder; "the wonders of modern science" [syn: marvel]

  3. a state in which you want to learn more about something [syn: curiosity]

  1. v. have a wish or desire to know something; "He wondered who had built this beautiful church" [syn: inquire, enquire]

  2. place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight" [syn: question]

  3. be amazed at; "We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities" [syn: marvel]

Wonder (Embrace song)

"Wonder" is a single by English rock band Embrace, released on 20 August 2001 (see 2001 in music). It was the first single from their third studio album, If You've Never Been and peaked at #14 on the UK Singles Chart. It was the song used by the BBC as a highlights clip, to celebrate England's victory over Argentina in the 2002 football World Cup. It was also used in the pilot episode of the American TV serie Smallville.


Wonder most commonly refers to:

  • Wonder (emotion), an emotion comparable to surprise that people feel when perceiving something rare or unexpected

Wonder may also refer to:

Wonder (Natalie Merchant song)

"Wonder" is a song by Natalie Merchant, released in 1995 as the second single from her solo album Tigerlily. The single reached number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The covers for the U.S. and Europe singles were different. The single also included live cuts from Merchant's tour.

Wonder (emotion)

Wonder is an emotion comparable to surprise that people feel when perceiving something very rare or unexpected (but not threatening). It has historically been seen as an important aspect of human nature, specifically being linked with curiosity and the drive behind intellectual exploration. Wonder is also often compared to the emotion of awe but awe implies fear or respect rather than joy.

Wonder (Mamoru Miyano album)

Wonder is Japanese voice actor Mamoru Miyano's second studio album. It was released on August 4, 2010 by King Records. Two singles were released to promote the album, " JS" and " Refrain".

Wonder (Michael W. Smith album)

Wonder is an album by Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith. Released in September 2010, the album peaked at No. 2 on the Top Christian Albums chart, and number 26 on the Billboard 200.

Wonder (Lisa Mitchell album)

Wonder is the first studio album by Australian pop and folk singer Lisa Mitchell, released 31 July 2009 in Australia by Scorpio Music. The album has yielded three singles; "Coin Laundry", "Clean White Love" and "Oh! Hark!".

Writing for the album began in 2007 where she collaborated with such artists as Ben Lee, Kevin Mitchell, Clare Bowditch and Katy Steele. At the end of 2007 Lisa moved to London to continue writing for the album collaborating with Ant Whiting, Ed Harcourt, Dann Hume and Sacha Skarbek. She returned to Australia in 2008 and re-recorded most of it with Evermore's band member Dann Hume, stating their versions had more energy and were a lot lighter – "they were positive and uplifting." Mitchell explains, "With Anthony, I was homesick by the time I got around to doing the vocals."

Wonder had commercial success in Australia. It debuted at number six on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart on 10 August 2009, becoming Mitchell's first top ten album. The album spent three weeks in the top ten and twenty-four weeks in the top fifty, re-entering three times. The Australian Recording Industry Association awarded the album a platinum certification for shipping 70,000 copies and became the fifty-sixth highest selling album in Australia for 2009. Wonder was nominated for one ARIA Award at the twenty-third ARIA Awards in 2009 for "Breakthrough Artist – Album", but lost the award to Ladyhawke by Ladyhawke.

Wonder (Naughty Boy song)

"Wonder" is the debut single released by British record producer Naughty Boy, featuring vocals from Scottish singer and songwriter Emeli Sandé. It was released on 21 October 2012, originally slated as the lead single from Naughty Boy's debut album, Hotel Cabana. "Wonder" is also included on the American version of Sandé's debut album, and as a bonus track on the re-release of her debut album, Our Version of Events.

The track has been used as the back in intro music to Sky Sports 2013 Ashes Cricket Coverage.

Wonder (Sawyer novel)

Wonder, also called WWW: Wonder, is a 2011 novel written by Canadian novelist Robert J. Sawyer. It is the third and last installment in the WWW Trilogy and was preceded by two sequels, Wake (2009) and Watch (2010).

Wonder (Palacio novel)

'' Wonder'' is a children's novel by Raquel Jaramillo, under the pen name of R. J. Palacio, published on February 14, 2012.

Palacio was compelled to write Wonder after fearing that her younger son (who at the time was three years old) would react badly after noticing a girl with facial birth defects was sitting beside him as they were waiting in line to buy ice cream. Palacio attempted to remove her son from the situation so as not to upset her or the girl's family but ended up only intensifying the situation. Natalie Merchant's song " Wonder" had her realize that the incident could teach a valuable lesson. Palacio was inspired by Merchant's lyrics and she began writing. The book has a released spin-off, 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Brown's Book of Precepts. In August 2015, the book Auggie and Me was published. A film adaptation is set for release in 2017.

Wonder (film)

Wonder is an upcoming American drama film directed by Stephen Chbosky and written by Steve Conrad based on the 2012 novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio. The film stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson as the parents of Jacob Tremblay, who plays a young boy struggling to overcome a facial deformity. The film will be released on April 7, 2017 by Lionsgate.

Usage examples of "wonder".

In truth, she wondered that Tane did not suspect Asara of being an Aberrant, but it seemed that he would rather not know.

We wondered for a long while why Kadra was so adamant about evacuating Tenua to the Abesse and sending her people straight into Volan hands.

For a fraction of an instant Abie caught herself wondering what he might look like with no shirt.

At the same time, the desperation I heard in some voices made me wonder if Natch had been right to question our ability to make changes.

They will all have learned that we have a French officer aboard and be wondering how we, a privateer, came across him.

Long he abode in that chamber looking at the arras, and wondering whether the sitter in the ivory throne would be any other than the thrall in the greenwood cot.

There he abode a little, wondering at all these things and all that had befallen him since he had left Upmeads.

I began to wonder what it was like for Aboriginal people with really dark skin and broad features, how did Australians react to them?

I used to feel so sorry for these Aboriginal people, I wondered how they could come to be so poor.

At night he has my watch, passport, and half my money, and I often wonder what would become of me if he absconded before morning.

Nimmy wondered absently if he should confess to eating barbecued wilddog on abstinence days, even though the cardinal had granted dispensation in an emergency situation.

It was no wonder that he rose to such a height, as in Russia the nobility never lower themselves by accepting church dignities.

I ventured outside, Achates in my arms, wondering if the Llangarlian guards beyond the door would allow me to walk about the town.

She glanced round the room again, achingly trying not to focus on Robert and yet helpless to stop herself from focusing on him, from wondering whom he was with.

She hurried over to the other table, wondering what was wrong with the acorn on it.