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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of adore.

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

  • adjective regarded with deep or rapturous love (especially as if for a god)

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But, since God is to be adored: the further proposition: -- _the Holy Ghost is to be adored_; is also contained, though only implicitly, in revelation; and is therefore, equally, of faith.

    The Purpose of the Papacy

  • The label adored the offbeat but supremely hummable synthpop of old tracks such as Kids and Time To Pretend, as did the 1.6 million who bought debut album Oracular Spectacular in 2008.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • You were hereafter to be hailed as the benefactors of your species; your name adored, as belonging to brave men who encountered death for honour and the benefit of mankind.

    Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus

  • You were hereafter to be hailed as the benefactors of your species; your name adored, as belonging to brave men who encountered death for honour and the benefit of mankind.

    Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus

  • You were hereafter to be hailed as the benefactors of your species; your name adored, as belonging to brave men who encountered death for honour and the benefit of mankind.

    Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus

  • I'm leaving the Labour party because its internal culture has decayed to such an extent that - to borrow a term adored by New Labour - it no longer has the social capital necessary to function in its core marketplace.

    British Blogs

  • The answer from Republican party that I once adored is FIRM NO.

    Senators signal bruising Supreme Court confirmation battle

  • May the Lord God be loved, praised and adored from the loftiest throne to the humblest home.

    The Citizenship and Kingdom of the Home

  • I recall that she was the second actress in my life whom I adored from the moment I discovered her at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre many years ago (the first was Julie Christie).

    July hardbacks in the UK

  • I recall that she was the second actress in my life whom I adored from the moment I discovered her at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre many years ago (the first was Julie Christie).

    July hardbacks in the UK

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