Definition of annus mirabilis in English:

annus mirabilis


  • A remarkable or auspicious year.

    ‘Anyway, 2005 marks a full century since Einstein's annus mirabilis, the year he published the four papers that catapulted him from clerk at the Bern Patent Office to an international superstar.’
    • ‘The year 1901, as the late Alan Bold once remarked, represented the annus mirabilis of modern Scottish fiction.’
    • ‘Nineteen twenty two was modernism's annus mirabilis, the year in which both Ulysses and The Waste Land touched down.’
    • ‘Looking back on this astonishing output, scientists and historians of science marvel at what is commonly referred to as Einstein's annus mirabilis - his miraculous year.’
    • ‘Brisbane is the team of the century and this year has been its annus mirabilis.’
    • ‘The Year 2001, and for me personally, an annus mirabilis.’
    • ‘1953, as the editors put it, was an annus mirabilis for science.’
    • ‘Germany has chosen to dedicate this year, 2005, to Albert Einstein on the 100th anniversary of his annus mirabilis.’
    • ‘The annus mirabilis of 1995 was the beginning, the peak, and the end of serious efforts along these lines.’
    • ‘On and off the field, there is ample evidence of another resurrection, and season 2004 could well turn into another annus mirabilis.’
    • ‘Little were we to know that 2000 was to be our annus mirabilis.’
    • ‘Since then, his career has taken off in leaps and bounds, with 2005 turning into an annus mirabilis.’
    • ‘The struggles both players had after their annus mirabilis were perhaps natural.’
    • ‘As Britain's gains mounted up in the annus mirabilis of 1759, Horace Walpole famously remarked that so numerous were the successes the church bells were worn out ringing for victories.’
    • ‘This year really is turning out to be her annus mirabilis.’
    • ‘In this anniversary of Albert Einstein's annus mirabilis of 1905, it is tempting to examine one of the many books treating one of most significant creative outbursts of all time.’
    • ‘England went on to an annus mirabilis: victory in the Six Nations, victory over New Zealand and Australia in New Zealand and Australia, and then victory in the World Cup.’
    • ‘Gone with the Wind, the biggest achievement in Hollywood's annus mirabilis, is many things to many people.’
    • ‘Between courses we continued to plan for victory - truly 2003 is going to be an annus mirabilis.’
    • ‘In 1905, an annus mirabilis for Einstein, he made three fundamental discoveries.’


annus mirabilis

/ˌanəs məˈräbələs/ /ˌænəs məˈrɑbələs/


Modern Latin, ‘wonderful year’.