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miracle

noun [C]     /ˈmɪr.ɪ.kl̩/
B2 an unusual and mysterious event that is thought to have been caused by a god because it does not follow the usual laws of nature: Jesus Christ was said to have performed miracles like turning water into wine.Confusion, confusing and feeling confused a very lucky event that is surprising and unexpected : [+ (that)] Looking at the state of his car, it's a miracle (that) he wasn't killed! I can't promise a miracle cure, but I think we can improve things. an excellent achievement in a particular area of activity : I considered my recovery to be a miracle of modern medicine.
(Definition of miracle noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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