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adoration

[ad-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌæd əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of paying honor, as to a divine being; worship.
2.
reverent homage.
3.
fervent and devoted love.
Origin of adoration
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin adōrātiōn- (stem of adōrātiō) worship. See adore, -ation
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  • And Jerry, looking into her dark eyes, read plainly the yearning and adoration in their depths.

  • The adoration of her, and the insane desire of her, can be seen in every play he wrote from 1597 to 1608.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • Kissing hands, customary among the ancients as an act of adoration, ii.

  • She was bending forward, smiling, flattering her escort with the adoration of her eyes.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • She referred to him as His Majesty, brought him gifts, surrounded him with adoration and incense.

    Cinderella Jane Marjorie Benton Cooke
British Dictionary definitions for adoration

adoration

/ˌædəˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
deep love or esteem
2.
the act of worshipping
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Word Origin and History for adoration
n.

1540s, from Middle French adoration, from Latin adorationem (nominative adoratio) "worship, adoration," noun of action from past participle stem of adorare; see adore, the original sense of which is preserved in this word.

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