Definitions

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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of admire.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Michael Joshua Rowin admires the unassuming beauty of Old Joy.

    GreenCine Daily: Cineaste. Winter 06.

  • It is perfectly clear that Mark Twain admires this disgusting scoundrel.

    Mark Twain: The Licensed Jester

  • The only thing humanity really admires is obstinacy.

    Aleta Dey

  • The taste of the citizen and of the mere peasant are in all respects the same: the former gilds his balls, paints his stonework and statues white, plants his trees in lines or circles, cuts his yew-trees, four-square or conic, or gives them what he can of the resemblance of birds or bears or men; squirts up his rivulets in _jets d'eau_; in short, admires no part of nature but her ductility; exhibits everything that is glaring, that implies expense, or that effects a surprise because it is unnatural.

    A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

  • In his review of Jonathan Lethem's Chronic City, Hari Kunzru maintains that what separates this novel from the postmodern novels Lethem clearly admires is that "it’s too good-humored to attain real satiric bite and is often content to drop a name instead of wrestling with the slippery ideas that might make Lethem’s heroes worthy of a true fan’s regard."

    The Reading Experience

  • In his review of Jonathan Lethem's Chronic City, Hari Kunzru maintains that what separates this novel from the postmodern novels Lethem clearly admires is that "it’s too good-humored to attain real satiric bite and is often content to drop a name instead of wrestling with the slippery ideas that might make Lethem’s heroes worthy of a true fan’s regard."

    Postmodernism

  • In his review of Jonathan Lethem's Chronic City, Hari Kunzru maintains that what separates this novel from the postmodern novels Lethem clearly admires is that "it’s too good-humored to attain real satiric bite and is often content to drop a name instead of wrestling with the slippery ideas that might make Lethem’s heroes worthy of a true fan’s regard."

    Detecting a Wrongness

  • In his review of Jonathan Lethem's Chronic City, Hari Kunzru maintains that what separates this novel from the postmodern novels Lethem clearly admires is that "it’s too good-humored to attain real satiric bite and is often content to drop a name instead of wrestling with the slippery ideas that might make Lethem’s heroes worthy of a true fan’s regard."

    April 2010

  • On Marc Canter’s blog I just read that a software company that he admires is shipping “commercial grade” BitTorrent.

    Next steps for BitTorrent « Scripting News Annex

  • He adds that he "admires" pimps, for their "focus, single-mindedness, control and will power," but that "the business has become a bit sullied now."

    Johann Hari: Promoting Anorexia: An Interview With Kenneth Tong. This Was No Hoax

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