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extraordinary

adjective above average, amazing, beyond the ordinary, curious, different, especial, exceeding the usual, exceptional, extraordinarius, infrequent, inusitatus, irregular, notable, noteworthy, novus, out of the ordinary, out of the regular order, outstanding, peculiar, phenomenal, rare, remarkable, singular, special, supernormal, unaccustomed, uncommon, uncustomary, unequalled, unexampled, unheard of, unique, unordinary, unparalleled, unusual, worthy of attention, worthy of regard
Associated concepts: extraordinary care, extraordinary cirrumstances, extraordinary expenses, extraordinary grand jury, extraordinary peril, extraordinary prerogative writ, exxraordinary purpose, extraordinary remedy, extraordinary risks, extraordinary services, extraordinary session
Foreign phrases: Ubi cessat remedium ordinarium, ibi deeurritur ad extraordinarium.Where an ordinary remedy fails, than resort must be made to an extraordinary one. Recurrendum est ad extraordinarium quando non valet ordinarium. Resort must be made to the extraordinary when the ordinary does not succeed. Nunquam decurritur ad extraordinarium sed ubi deficit ordinarium. Resort is never made to the extraordinary until the ordinary fails.
See also: best, distinctive, eccentric, individual, infrequent, inordinate, irregular, major, meritorious, notable, noteworthy, novel, outstanding, paramount, particular, peculiar, portentous, preferential, priceless, prodigious, prominent, rare, remarkable, renowned, salient, singular, special, specific, stellar, sterling, unaccustomed, uncommon, unique, unprecedented, unusual
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Everything was extraordinarily clear as well as minute.
He was extraordinarily astonished at this run of mishaps.
The engine, which was of the extraordinarily powerful Pforzheim type, that supreme triumph of German invention, was worked by wires from this forepart, which was indeed the only really habitable part of the ship.
In such cases the geometrical ratio of increase, the result of which never fails to be surprising, simply explains the extraordinarily rapid increase and wide diffusion of naturalised productions in their new homes.
is an extraordinarily severe mortality from epidemics with man.
They are extraordinarily tame and fearless, and haunt the neighborhood of houses for offal.
When we hear that the strongest battery in Paris was used, and that its power on a substance of such easy fusibility as glass was to form tubes so diminutive, we must feel greatly astonished at the force of a shock of lightning, which, striking the sand in several places, has formed cylinders, in one instance of at least thirty feet long, and having an internal bore, where not compressed, of full an inch and a half; and this in a material so extraordinarily refractory as quartz!
They gave out that they knew how to weave stuffs of the most beautiful colors and elaborate patterns, the clothes manufactured from which should have the wonderful property of remaining invisible to everyone who was unfit for the office he held, or who was extraordinarily simple in character.
Indeed, please your Imperial Majesty," said he to his sovereign when he returned, "the cloth which the weavers are preparing is extraordinarily magnificent.
Most ghastly of all was Helen's common sense: Monica had been extraordinarily good for her.
Here, my boy, is how things stood when, three days, or rather three nights ago, an extraordinarily strange incident occurred.
The bones of her legs below the knees looked no thicker than a finger from in front, but were extraordinarily thick seen from the side.

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