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Wonderful to relate.‘and for once, mirabile dictu, they all seem to be getting along’
- ‘Change they did, mirabile dictu, hence my first Quadrant article.’
- ‘When you get to the store, you find that, mirabile dictu, the metadata you need is already there, attached to the shelves in advance of your arrival!’
- ‘Now, the government says, it is equipping itself with a range of intermediate restrictions which - mirabile dictu - the security service says will be perfectly adequate to deal with the level of threat these people pose.’
- ‘Assume the divisional van is just passing the Club and the police, mirabile dictu, arrive within a minute of call.’
- ‘Instead, they are, well, happy and well-adjusted kids who like life and like themselves, their friends and, mirabile dictu, us!’
- ‘After all, there's so very many things that Bush would like to distract us from, almost any terror alert, even - mirabile dictu - an honest one, would have the effect of driving news that's bad for Bush off the front pages.’
- ‘Is there a place, indeed, within our Reformation churches, mirabile dictu, for a new kind of biblically inspired iconography?’
- ‘There may come a day when, mirabile dictu, some liberated university will actually commission statuary to commemorate the occasion.’
- ‘Then they do, mirabile dictu, and really, only their wardrobe changes.’
- ‘An interesting aspect of this cite is that, mirabile dictu, it appears that the law still stands in part!’
- ‘Jack Daniels is a cult, an iconic brand, and - mirabile dictu - it just happens to be smack dab center in very valuable electoral real estate, Lynyrd Skynrd land that Bush would like to keep, and Kerry might want to steal.’
- ‘And the day after the blame shift began, there was, mirabile dictu, the specter of more evil, a new terror threat: not if, when.’
- ‘Voters can no longer chance upon a street number they know as a service station and discover it to be - mirabile dictu - home to a family of six adults.’
- ‘Second of all, it's a card she can play if ever, mirabile dictu, the situation arises.’
- ‘Unlike many money issues, my sense of yours is that much of it is actually, mirabile dictu, about the money.’
- ‘Jim sat literally at Whittaker's feet and, mirabile dictu for someone to whom conversation was an order of battle, he said almost nothing - just listened.’
- ‘What people seek in religion is - mirabile dictu - God, and not the justification of political values or ‘scientific’ explanations of nature.’
- ‘In the first place, mirabile dictu, there were one or two even greater duffers than I on the Abbey cricket-field.’
- ‘Then - mirabile dictu - the game restumbled upon success.’
- ‘The Deep North, mirabile dictu, is celebrating its return from its brief, unannounced hiatus with a sequence of just the most wonderful notes from the north.’
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