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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
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin adōrātiōn- (stem of adōrātiō) worship. See adore, -ation
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  • Indeed, the adoration is the only thing that keeps me feisty and wanting change.
  • Such admirers continue a long history of adoration for the quetzal.
  • We approached each shore with a mission, cooing with adoration and then cooing in retreat.
  • His family and friends will carry his legacy with adoration and pride.
  • She obediently collapses onto it, resting her chin on his knee while staring up at him with blind adoration.
  • The illustrations have a bold, retro quality, and the examples of frustration and adoration are utterly familiar and timeless.
  • The fact that the subject of adoration was a pearlescent white sports car got the celebrity-studded crowd more revved up.
  • Dot despised him, but that only seemed to fuel his adoration of her.
  • And she was, investigators and people who worked closely with her said, more interested in adoration than achievement.
  • Their easiness around each other, weird inside jokes and obvious mutual adoration make them the couple everyone else hates.
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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