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[ad-mahyuh r-ing] /ædˈmaɪər ɪŋ/
displaying or feeling admiration:
admiring looks.
Origin of admiring
1620-30; admire + -ing2
Related forms
admiringly, adverb
half-admiring, adjective
half-admiringly, adverb
self-admiring, adjective
unadmiring, adjective
unadmiringly, adverb Unabridged
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  • The clerk showed him the gun, and he handled the pistol grip admiringly.
  • They looked at the kitchen for a minute, and when she spoke he nodded admiringly, but he said nothing.
  • She winds up as a devoted servant to the handsome musician she has gazed at admiringly since her girlhood.
  • Smitten, she proceeds to humor her boss, who admiringly takes her for a wealthy debutante.
  • Billy, whom one character admiringly describes as an adrenaline junkie, lives for speed.
  • Nevertheless, in interviews over the years both sons spoke affectionately and admiringly of their father, if not of his fathering.
  • It was because he was so earnest and admiringly singular that he stood out in the minds and affections of the entire community.
  • We landed the trout, looked admiringly at its bright colors and released it.
  • And those who give the ultimate measure are people who deserve to be remembered, and remembered not only fondly but admiringly.
  • Andre watched her admiringly, then his face changed, and a quick look came over it.

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