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- n. The state or quality of being admirable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being admirable; wonderful excellence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being admirable; the power of exciting admiration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. admirable excellence
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I would never have guessed you have that talent, but it only adds to your admirableness in my eyes!
Whatsoever makes distinguished order and admirableness in Nature makes the same in man; and never was there a fine deed that was not begot of the same impulse and ruled by the same laws to which solar systems are due.
They were people whose dignity and admirableness were part of general knowledge.
Greek, quite sure of the admirableness of admirably administering the government, and of the rightness of everything Roman.
Their eyes met, and she transmitted to him her joy in his joy at the admirableness of the house.
His vanity would have preferred a longer combat -- for even the most shallow admit the romantic admirableness of an obstinate love.
Yet those arts of design in which that younger people delights  have in them already, as designed work, that spirit of reasonable order, that expressive congruity in the adaptation of means to ends, of which the fully developed admirableness of human form is but the consummation --
We may now, with some reason, doubt of their admirableness; but their importance, and the vigorous will and intellect of the Doge, are not to be disputed.
And it is, perhaps, the principal admirableness of the Gothic schools of architecture, that they thus receive the results of the labour of inferior minds; and out of fragments full of imperfection, and betraying that imperfection in every touch, indulgently raise up a stately and unaccusable whole.
But just as the audience is luxuriating in his admirableness, Don tries to buck up Peggy, still quaking from the scolding he gave her, by telling her to “go home, put your curlers in …” It’s the kind of casually sexist remark that makes today’s viewers squirm.