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phenomenon
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

3 uses
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Definition
something that exists or happened — especially something of special interest — sometimes someone or something that is extraordinary
  • A dull, gloomy silence, like that which precedes some awful phenomenon of nature, pervaded the assembly, who shuddered in dismay.
    Chapters 109-110 (93% in)
phenomenon = something considered extraordinary
  • ...and then there is a human being killed according to all the rules of art and skill, and of whom justice learns nothing, as was said by a terrible chemist of my acquaintance, the worthy Abbe Adelmonte of Taormina, in Sicily, who has studied these national phenomena very profoundly.
    Chapters 51-52 (78% in)
  • phenomena = interesting observable things
  • A burst of laughter from the auditors did not in the least disconcert the speaker, who continued,—"Yes, gentlemen; Edward, the infant phenomenon, who is quite an adept in the art of killing."
    Chapters 109-110 (31% in)
phenomenon = someone considered extraordinary
There are no more uses of "phenomenon" in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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