from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an admiring manner; with admiration; in the manner of an admirer.

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  • adverb In an admiring manner.

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  • adverb with admiration


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admiring +‎ -ly


  • They glanced admiringly from the beautiful, girlish face of the mother to the happy child dancing impatiently up and down at her side.

    The Little Colonel

  • We might enforce our argument respecting the derivation of ceremonies, by tracing out the aboriginal obeisance made by putting dust on the head, which probably symbolises putting the head in the dust: by affiliating the practice prevailing among certain tribes, of doing another honour by presenting him with a portion of hair torn from the head -- an act which seems tantamount to saying, "I am your slave;" by investigating the Oriental custom of giving to a visitor any object he speaks of admiringly, which is pretty clearly a carrying out of the compliment, "All I have is yours."

    Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects Everyman's Library

  • As you are all discerning readers, you are probably just a couple of rungs down, gazing up admiringly which is why I could never wear a Beckham style skirt.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • "If this lift is made of that alloy," admiringly, "then it's safe."

    The Lord of Death and the Queen of Life

  • Point is, how'd he turn into such a, such a, "-- admiringly --" freak? "

    The Satanic Verses

  • "Here are the two," admiringly, "that please me most of all.

    Baldy of Nome

  • True, the U.K. retains the confidence of markets, in part because international investors—including the Japanese—look admiringly at the ability of its political system to deliver decisive and resolute government.

    U.K. Has Plenty to Learn From Japan

  • "Katrantzou can do 'concept'," said Vogue's Sarah Mower, reviewing her latest collection admiringly, one that veered away from the trompe l'oeil that she's become quietly famous for, and towards prints inspired by fields of tulips and crushed-car sculptures.

    Prints and the revolution: fashion designer Mary Katrantzou

  • In the United States, Ted Kennedy, the hero of the liberal left, later reflected admiringly that Reagan had succeeded because “above all else he stood for a set of ideas.”

    Zero-Sum Future

  • No wonder Gilbert Seldes called the Kat, admiringly, "the most tender and the most foolish of creatures."

    Photo-Op: Krazy Love


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