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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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A large, civil cocked hat, like those worn by clergymen within the last thirty years, surmounted the whole, furnishing dignity to a good-natured and somewhat vacant countenance, that apparently needed such artificial aid, to support the gravity of some high and extraordinary trust.
A moment sufficed to convince her that something extraordinary had happened.
Such an extraordinary assumption of age by a girl of nineteen has never been seen in public before, in the whole course of my theatrical experience.
Poligny never knew how far that extraordinary blackguard of an Erik humbugged him.
And where and when did this extraordinary event take place?
Such an extraordinary effect in unmanning me it had that I ran weeping silently as a child might do.
You are certainly an extraordinary man," said Danglars; "and philosophers may well say it is a fine thing to be rich.
I say at once there are fewer difficulties in holding hereditary states, and those long accustomed to the family of their prince, than new ones; for it is sufficient only not to transgress the customs of his ancestors, and to deal prudently with circumstances as they arise, for a prince of average powers to maintain himself in his state, unless he be deprived of it by some extraordinary and excessive force; and if he should be so deprived of it, whenever anything sinister happens to the usurper, he will regain it.
That might be pardoned, sir, were it not for the extraordinary character of the expedient.
And then he talked for half an hour about the Devonshire turf; which I thought such a very extraordinary subject.
Mainwaring can have told you to occasion so extraordinary a change in your sentiments.
There have been circumstances in the Caswall family which lead one to believe that they have had from the earliest times some extraordinary mesmeric or hypnotic faculty.

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