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The Rosenfelds adored him, with the single exception of the head of the family.

She thought only of him; she adored him in the lustre of his legendary nobility.

I began to tremble all over, as I adored that doll, which had been given to me by my father.

I did not care much for her, as she was cold and affected, but I adored my uncle.

All of them adored and envied my hair, because it was so soft and light and golden.

As a matter of fact, she adored music, and it was Rossini's improvisation that had moved her.

I adored my mother, but our ideas were altogether different.

He adored my mother, but she had always refused to marry him.

We were soon there, and I found all my adored ones, big and little, and they were all very well.

He recited poetry badly, but adored hearing it well recited.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., aouren, "to worship, pay divine honors to, bow down before," from Old French aorer "to adore, worship, praise" (10c.), from Latin adorare "speak to formally, beseech, ask in prayer," in Late Latin "to worship," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + orare "speak formally, pray" (see orator). Meaning "to honor very highly" is attested from 1590s; weakened sense of "to be very fond of" emerged by 1880s. Related: Adored; adoring.

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