adoration

[ad-uh-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of paying honor, as to a divine being; worship.
2.
reverent homage.
3.
fervent and devoted love.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin adōrātiōn- (stem of adōrātiō) worship. See adore, -ation

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adoration (ˌædəˈreɪʃən)
 
n
1.  deep love or esteem
2.  the act of worshipping

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adoration
1540s, from Fr. adoration, from L. adorationem (nom. adoratio), from adoratus, pp. of adorare; see adore, of which it contains the original sense.
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Example sentences
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.
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