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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of admire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Regarded with wonder and delight; highly prized.
  • adj. Wonderful; also, admirable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Regarded with wonder; wonderful; astonishing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. regarded with admiration


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  • They went wholly by holding the irons close to their cheeks, gauging the heat by some secret mental process that Martin admired but could not understand.

    Chapter 17

  • (Gibson's Neuromancer, while widely admired, is seldom emulated; Hardwired, mostly written before Neuromancer was published, seems to have defined the form.)

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • With its hills-heavy density, near-90-degree-dropping streets and alleys and awe-inspiring views, San Francisco is a pedestrian-friendly city (the iconic streetcars can be admired from the sidewalk).

    Keeping Reality at Bay

  • A third doc that I admired is Hot House, Shimon Dotan's Israeli feature about prisons for Palestinian political detainees in Israel.

    GreenCine Daily: Park City Dispatch. 11.

  • Every woman I have loved and admired is capable of that look: the one that says "that's not good enough" and "I know you can do better," in a single glance.


  • Along this fracture zone occurring at the base of the La Higuera and El Mexico volcanoes, the Santiago River has cut a fantastic gorge known as the Barranca de Oblatos, which may be admired from the Mirador (Scenic Viewpoint Park) Dr. Atl in Guadalajara.

    The geology and geography of Lake Chapala and western Mexico

  • And Lisa, the strong girl I admired, is a mini control freak a hair away from utter dictatorship.

    Archive 2005-05-01

  • His subject is the American landscape: not the landscape admired from a scenic overlook, but one taken in from a rusty chair propped against the worn siding of a screened-in porch, or from the window of a pickup driving down an empty highway into the teeth of an approaching storm.

    The Rural Life: Summary and book reviews of The Rural Life by Verlyn Klinkenborg.

  • In days gone by, much of this domain could only be admired from the deck of a boat.

    Rolfe Schell at the gates of Tulum

  • During our stay in London for the first time I was able to establish personal contact with some of the organic chemists, whose work I knew and admired from the literature.

    George A. Olah - Autobiography


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