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Seven Wonders of the World   /sˈɛvən wˈəndərz əv ðə wərld/   Listen
Seven Wonders of the World

Impressive monuments created in the ancient world that were regarded with awe.  Synonym: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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"Seven Wonders of the World" Quotes from Famous Books

... and sister-wife of Mauso'lus. Artemisia was queen of Caria, and at the death of her fraternal husband raised a monument to his memory (called a mausole'um), which was one of the "Seven Wonders of the World." It was built by four different architects: Scopas, Timotheus, ...
— Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 - A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook • The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.

... happened it—in the name of an unexpected addition to that small family, the Seven Wonders of the World, whatever and wherever they may be, how happened it—that Mr Pecksniff and his daughter were about to part? How happened it that their mutual relations were so greatly altered? Why was Miss Pecksniff so clamorous to have it understood that she was neither ...
— Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit • Charles Dickens

... the seven wonders of the world I could cite with certainty only one, the Colossus of Rhodes. I was doubtful about Mount Vesuvius. I remembered not a single one of the seven deadly sins, and, at first, could place only two of the ten commandments—the ones ...
— The Patient Observer - And His Friends • Simeon Strunsky

... Grecian sculpture, while sphinxes and obelisks gave a suggestion of Oriental strangeness. As one looked seaward his eye beheld over the blue water the snow-white rocks of the sheltering island, Pharos, on which was reared a lighthouse four hundred feet in height and justly numbered among the seven wonders of the world. Altogether, Alexandria was a city of wealth, of beauty, of stirring life, of excitement, and of pleasure. Ferrero has aptly likened it to Paris—not so much the Paris of to-day as the Paris of forty years ago, when ...
— Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete - The Romance of Devotion • Lyndon Orr

... of the mightiest piles of Athenian art." Other celebrated monuments of this period were the one erected at Halicarnas'sus by the Ca'rian queen Artemi'sia to the memory of her husband Mauso'lus, adorned with sculptural decorations by Sco'pas and others, and considered one of the seven wonders of the world; and the octagonal edifice, the Horolo'gium ...
— Mosaics of Grecian History • Marcius Willson and Robert Pierpont Willson

... have found a connection between the four voices and what they were saying, yet each voice started actions that would soon be interwoven into a single pattern—a pattern of danger, adventure, and mystery that would culminate in sudden violence within sight of one of the seven wonders of the world. ...
— The Egyptian Cat Mystery • Harold Leland Goodwin

... temple of Diana at Ephesus; this building was accounted one of the Seven Wonders of the World. ...
— The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2 • Various

Words linked to "Seven Wonders of the World" :   plural, pyramid, Pyramids of Egypt, Great Pyramid, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Colossus of Rhodes, Artemision at Ephesus, memorial, monument, Tower of Pharos, Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Olympian Zeus, Mausoleum at Halicarnasus, plural form

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