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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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Any part or organ developed to an extraordinary size or in an extraordinary manner, in comparison with the same part or organ in the allied species, must have gone through an extraordinary amount of modification since the genus arose; and thus we can understand why it should often still be variable in a much higher degree than other parts; for variation is a long-continued and slow process, and natural selection will in such cases not as yet have had time to overcome the tendency to further variability and to reversion to a less modified state.
The only difference is that I don't contend that extraordinary people are always bound to commit breaches of morals, as you call it.
As for my division of people into ordinary and extraordinary, I acknowledge that it's somewhat arbitrary, but I don't insist upon exact numbers.
She has, however, the most extraordinary opinions--wishes to do away with the aristocracy, thinks it wrong that Arthur should have Kingscote when papa dies, etc.
He had the most extraordinary notions about this European exodus and came at last to consider the whole nation as packing up for emigration to France.
Le charmant Hippolyte was surprising by his extraordinary resemblance to his beautiful sister, but yet more by the fact that in spite of this resemblance he was exceedingly ugly.
No account of the Gordon Riots having been to my knowledge introduced into any Work of Fiction, and the subject presenting very extraordinary and remarkable features, I was led to project this Tale.
Thinking himself without the pale of humanity, he was restrained by no scruples and he employed his extraordinary gifts of dexterity and imagination, which he had received by way of compensation for his extraordinary uglinesss, to prey upon his fellow-men.
He already sang as nobody on this earth had ever sung before; he practised ventriloquism and gave displays of legerdemain so extraordinary that the caravans returning to Asia talked about it during the whole length of their journey.
All this is very extraordinary," said Chateau-Renaud; "still, what I admire the most, I confess, is the marvellous promptitude with which your orders are executed.
Westwick's extraordinary objection to the atmosphere of the bedroom upstairs.
What an extraordinary thing it is, Winkle,' said Mr.

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