prodigy

Part of speech: noun

Something extraordinary; a wonder; monstrosity.

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Usage examples "prodigy":

  1. They had heard that the company was the best ever collected at one time, and that the prima donna was a prodigy of genius. - "Cord and Creese", James de Mille.
  2. When you go to the Brewsters, you've got to talk all the time about their prodigy son who writes plays. - "Skinner's Dress Suit", Henry Irving Dodge.
  3. Now a Mahometan of distinction never carries on any trade at all,- it is an unknown thing,- very few Mahometans of any rank carry on any trade at all; but that a Mahometan should carry on a trade in spirits is a prodigy never heard of before; for a woman of quality, for a woman of sentiment, to become a dealer in spirits is, my Lords, a thing reserved for the sentimental age of Mr. Hastings; and I will venture to say that no man or woman could attempt any such a trade in India, without being dishonored, ruined in character, and disgraced by it. - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)", Edmund Burke.