admiration


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Synonyms for admiration

Synonyms for admiration

a feeling of deference, approval, and liking

the emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring or astounding

Synonyms for admiration

a feeling of delighted approval and liking

the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

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Mingott had always professed a great admiration for Julius Beaufort, and there was a kind of kinship in their cool domineering way and their short-cuts through the conventions.
The extent of your admiration may take you by surprize some day or other.
The result of his reverie was, "No, Emma, I do not think the extent of my admiration for her will ever take me by surprize.
Darcy had at first scarcely allowed her to be pretty; he had looked at her without admiration at the ball; and when they next met, he looked at her only to criticise.
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment.
That admiration is, on the contrary, so great, so real, madame," returned Mazarin, without noticing the change of language offered to him by the queen, "that if the king, Charles I.
At this sight the young man stopped short, not in admiration of Raphael's picture, but as if fascinated at the sight of some terrible object.
It attracted much attention among the visitors from beyond the river, who passed it from one to the other, examined it with looks of lively admiration, and pronounced it a great medicine.
They now traversed a gently undulating country, of such fertility that it excited the rapturous admiration of two of the captain's followers, a Kentuckian and a native of Ohio.
Tarr and Professor Fether"; such bits of extravaganza as "The Devil in the Belfry" and "The Angel of the Odd"; such tales of adventure as "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym"; such papers of keen criticism and review as won for Poe the enthusiastic admiration of Charles Dickens, although they made him many enemies among the over-puffed minor American writers so mercilessly exposed by him; such poems of beauty and melody as "The Bells," "The Haunted Palace," "Tamerlane," "The City in the Sea" and "The Raven.
With the highest admiration for Poe's genius, and a willingness to let it alone for more than ordinary irregularity, we were led by common report to expect a very capricious attention to his duties, and occasionally a scene of violence and difficulty.
I noticed--yes, and enjoyed--the glances of admiration which chance foot-passengers on the pavement cast on me.
The Major's sparkling little gray eyes softened as they looked at me; the Major's strong and sturdy voice dropped to its lowest and tenderest tones when he spoke to me; the Major's manner expressed, from the moment when I entered the room, a happy mixture of admiration and respect.
Marks of admiration are very little things; but they express my feelings, and I put them in freely.
If admiration of a pretty face were criminal, I should be the most hopeless person alive, for I cannot resist one.