Affleck later called the period the “annus horribilis of my life.”
The incident caps an annus horribilis for the Spanish Royal Family.
Finally, last season, Idol's annus horribilis, the wheels fell off the cart entirely.
Yet the scenery for this annus mirabilis production has always been rather flimsy.
It was an annus mirabilis for the hideous (Putin, Assad, Cyrus), an annus horribilis for just about everyone else.
Its rising marked the commencement of their new year, the annus canarius and annus cynicus of the Romans.
Fenius Rufus loves him; the relatives of annus are devoted to him altogether.
For several years after annus Mirabilis, Dryden produced but little poetry apart from his dramas.
So it really is not surprising that 1755 is an annus mirabilis to me.
This has been everywhere an 'annus mirabilis' for bad weather, and it continues here still.
a wonderful year
1667, Latin, literally "wonderful year, year of wonders," title of a publication by Dryden, with reference to 1666, which was a year of calamities in London (plague, fire, war).
A Latin expression meaning “miraculous year.” The term refers to a year in which an unusual number of remarkable things occurred: “The Waste Land and Ulysses both appeared in 1922, the annus mirabilis of modern literature.”
Note: The reverse is an annus horribilus, or “terrible year.” Queen Elizabeth II used the term in 1992, referring to a major fire at Windsor Castle and the widely publicized marital problems of her family members.