01. Wayne Gretzky was an [extraordinary] hockey player, probably the best who has ever played the sport.
02. Johnny has made [extraordinary] progress in reading this past year, and is now one of the top students in the class.
03. Only 7 years old, the young girl is already an [extraordinarily] gifted pianist.
04. Seeing two grizzly bears fighting over a salmon in the river was an [extraordinary] experience.
05. The Olympic Committee is holding an [extraordinary] meeting to discuss the serious bribery scandal which has just come to light in Salt Lake City.
06. The fall of the Berlin Wall was an [extraordinary] event in the political history of Europe.
07. This past winter in Tibet was [extraordinarily] cold, and resulted in the death of hundreds of farm animals.
08. Harry Emerson Fosdick once said that democracy is based upon the conviction that there are [extraordinary] possibilities in ordinary people.
09. The old man told an [extraordinary] tale of being kidnapped by pirates, and taken as a slave to the Caribbean.
10. The rules must be followed at all times, except under [extraordinary] circumstances.
11. The Nobel Prize is awarded yearly to people who have made [extraordinary] contributions to world peace, the sciences, literature, and medicine.
12. Margaret Thatcher once said, "I'm [extraordinarily] patient provided I get my own way in the end."
13. The Central American nation of Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the New World, and is characterized by an [extraordinarily] unequal distribution of income.
14. Since the Second World War, Japan has advanced with [extraordinary] rapidity to the rank of second most technologically-powerful economy in the world.
15. In the 6th century, China was an [extraordinarily] advanced culture, and the Japanese rulers felt that their country was lagging behind.
16. There are many examples throughout history of women who possessed [extraordinary] courage, power and talent.

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