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  • Grandma and mother admire Robbie's slate sketch
    Grandma and mother admire Robbie's slate sketch
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Admirance Admiration.
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Admiral Sir Charles Saunders Admiral Sir Charles Saunders
Admiral Earl St. Vincent Admiral Earl St. Vincent
Admiral Viscount Nelson Admiral Viscount Nelson
Miss Velvet-Purr sings a song, which is much admired Miss Velvet-Purr sings a song, which is much admired
Fancy Picture of Hanwellian Admirer of the Ibsenesque Drama thoroughly enjoying himself Fancy Picture of Hanwellian Admirer of the Ibsenesque Drama thoroughly enjoying himself

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Heavyweight tire manufacturer Goodyear is in no way affiliated with Charles Goodyear, the inventor of vulcanized rubber. They merely admired his inventiveness and his process that was so easy to duplicate that competitors simply stole it.
    • n admirance Admiration.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Norfolk, Virginia, a woman can't go out without wearing a corset. (There was a civil-service jobfor men onlycalled a corset inspector). However, in Merryville, Missouri, women are prohibited from wearing corsets because "the privilege of admiring the curvaceous, unencumbered body of a young woman should not be denied to the normal, red-blooded American male."
    • ns Admirance (Spens.) admiration
    • ***


  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “We live by our imagination, our admiration s, and our sentiments.”
  • James Russell Lowell
    “It is the rooted instinct in men to admire what is better and more beautiful than themselves.”
  • William A. Ward
    “Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.”
  • Katharine Hepburn
    “If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.”
  • Homer
    “There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OF. admirance,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. admirer—L. ad, at, mirāri, to wonder.


In literature:

And I admire the bright green trees and gardens everywhere in the heart of the town.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I have been myself very lucky with most of my admirals, but I really think the present the pleasantest I have met with.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
Admiral Man very properly did not choose to attack Admiral Richery under such an escort.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
The old women were seized with admiration.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
Bessie admired Lady Latimer because she was admirable.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr
Porter was promoted to be vice-admiral in 1866 and admiral in 1870.
"Dewey and Other Naval Commanders" by Edward S. Ellis
The Admiral's telescope was tilted into position, and the Admiral half-turned his head before applying his eye to the hole.
"The Astonishing History of Troy Town" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Harry Edgham looked at Ida Slome with as innocent admiration as another woman might have done.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Your worship must ask the boats' crews that the admiral has sent to burn the town.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
This dream had, in time, been supplanted by one imposed upon her by the ambitions of a much-admired classmate.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
In Haiti the Admiral found a discontented community.
"South America" by W. H. Koebel
Admiral Cervera sent a message to Admiral Sampson, saying that all the men were safe and would be well treated.
"Young Peoples' History of the War with Spain" by Prescott Holmes
A lovely girl, spoken of as Maria, was known to both the Stents and passionately admired by the sailor.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
The Admiral landed in great dejection, wearing the costume of a Franciscan.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
Miss Daisy Donovan had seen it and admired it greatly.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
We laugh or admire as we should do at a living man; and we rightly admire the force of the illusion.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Besides her charming artlessness, he had frequent occasions to admire the wisdom of her language and her admirable delicacy.
"The Progressionists, and Angela." by Conrad von Bolanden
The evening on which the admiral thus unaccountably deviated from his usual habit, King Charles IX.
"Marguerite de Valois" by Alexandre Dumas
Finding himself alone in his room the pleasant excitement caused by the avalanche of his admirers instantly vanished.
"The Blood of the Arena" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
He admired and exemplified strong common sense.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson

In poetry:

Lift up your hands by morning light,
And send your souls on high;
Raise your admiring thoughts by night
Above the starry sky.
"Psalm 134" by Isaac Watts
Dost thou admire his love to some,
Though thou shouldst never share?
Mercy to thee will also come,
Thy Husband hath to spare.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
They parted from their dearest friends,
From all their heart desires;
And Rosabel to Heaven commends
The man her soul admires!
"The Troops Were Embarked" by John Mayne
The serving-men and serving-maids
Sat by the kitchen fire:
They heard sic' a din the parlour within
As made them much admire.
"The Lang Coortin'" by Lewis Carroll
The sole confusion I admire,
Is that my Daphne's eyes inspire;
I scorn the madness you approve,
And value reason next to love.
"Written in a Collection of Bacchanalian Songs" by William Shenstone
“For she is come, for she is there,
I heard it in the dusk, and heard
Admiring words, that named her fair,
But little stirred
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

The people are the power behind the "Act/React" exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum, a new assembly of living constructs taking their cues from their admirers.
Over the subsequent two decades, he became one of the most admired statesmen and humanitarians in America and the world.
Admiral General Aladeen and supermodel Elisabetta Canalis spotted on a luxury yacht at Hotel Du Cap during 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2012 in Cannes, France.
It couldn't have been easy for Admiral Robert Willard, the commander of the US Pacific Command, to maintain a straight face during his completely bizarre grilling by Rep Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) last week.
Seductive nouveau-Southern cuisine with an admirable commitment to nose-to-tail eating.
Biographer Robert K Massie gives us a Catherine the Great who is ever interesting and intelligent – but not necessarily admirable.
As a brand strategist and a great admirer of the Catskills, I feel compelled to say that both of these approaches are not ideal given your challenges.
We've long admired this warm weather annual in his garden, where it readily sows itself in sunny decomposed granite paths.
It's a small matter, I know, compared with the historic issues now obsessing the commentariat, such as the fiscal cliff and how many mistresses and admirers David H Petraeus could keep in the air simultaneously.
Girls and women talk about the power of charisma – how they want it and how they admire it.
We've hailed Ted Turner for his Americas Cup victories, Admiral 'Bull' Halsey for his triumphal victories during WW II and even Hugh Hefner for his 87' mega-yacht crewed by bunnies.
Elsewhere On Stage A showcase of local choreography. Peninsula Dance Theatre's 2009 Choreography Showcase, Feb 28-March 1 at the Admiral in Bremerton.
This summer, we spent two weeks watching the Olympics, admiring speed: the fastest runners, swimmers, tennis players.
This difficult Inconel application demonstrates that even some basic tool designs can perform admirably when paired with the right tool paths.
Christopher Hitchens's introduction to George Orwell 's "Diaries," among the last things he wrote before his death, is meant as a tribute to one of the writers he most admired, but it can also be taken as a warning.

In science:

Lest this create the wrong impression, I would like to record here my great admiration for [24, 25], and my gratitude to Fukaya, Oh, Ohta and Ono for the creativity and long labour involved in writing them.
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology
It turns out that Stein’s method and Malliavin calculus fit together admirably well.
Lectures on Gaussian approximations with Malliavin calculus
Carlo simulations, to which the ERG model lends itself admirably, is given.
Exponential random graph models
It would have been very improbable for no one in Ramanujan’s surroundings being able to comprehend his gifts, and indeed he did have a small handful of devoted friends and admirers who had managed to prevent Ramanujan from starving to death − but just barely.
And free lunch for all...
An extremely ambitious programme, bringing together for the first time all of Europe national telescope operators, has succeeded admirably.
OPTICON: EC Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy
In the absence of analytic progress on the model, therefore, researchers have turned to Monte Carlo simulation, a technique to which the exponential random graph lends itself admirably.
The structure and function of complex networks
Bohr expressed his admiration for the result.
Hidden Variables, Non Contextuality and Einstein-Locality in Quantum Mechanics
However, if we consider that clusters are observed today up to redshifts slightly above 1, we have to admire the remarkable similarity with the results from the time–expensive, brute–force approach of N–body simulations.
Cosmological parameters from Galaxy Clusters: an Introduction
The local staff at Snowmass assisted admirably with lodging reservations for participants, but the innumerable aspects of registrations, negotiations with vendors, and daily logistics have fallen on the shoulders of the dedicated and most capable Secretariat headed by Cynthia Sazama of Fermilab.
Overview and Charge -- Snowmass Workshop 2005
Ever since the very birth of science, philosophers, and later physicists, admired the beauty of the laws of nature, one of their most appealing features always being the symmetry.
Spontaneous symmetry breaking in strong and electroweak interactions
Herman, I admire your knowledge of physics and in particular your knowledge of string theory.
Symmetries and interactions in matrix string theory
I thank Jae-Suk Park for sharing his enthusiastic ideas and knowledge with me. I admire his erudition and I enjoy our conversations about physics and beyond very much.
Symmetries and interactions in matrix string theory
So it is with especially deep admiration that I congratulate the Scientific Organizing Committee on the superb job they have done (at least until this point) in selecting speakers for this meeting.
Gravitational Lensing: Recent Progress and Future Goals - Conference Summary
Indeed, recognizing that he could not possibly have known about these flaws in his results permits us to admire him all the more for his dedication and perseverance in pursuing these measurements.
An Explanation of Dayton Miller's Anomalous "Ether Drift" Result
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