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admiring

[ad-mahyuh r-ing] /ædˈmaɪər ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
displaying or feeling admiration:
admiring looks.
Origin of admiring
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30; admire + -ing2
Related forms
admiringly, adverb
half-admiring, adjective
half-admiringly, adverb
self-admiring, adjective
unadmiring, adjective
unadmiringly, adverb
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  • Then he wiped the rein with his coat tail and looked at it admiringly.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • "He's got the eye with him this time," said Cousin Egbert admiringly.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • Mr Haredale glanced at him—not fondly or admiringly—smiled, and held his peace.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • In secularities it is always Evu who initiates, and Tara admiringly follows.

    Lotus Buds

    Amy Carmichael
  • "He had to," said she, with an admiringly dramatic simplicity.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown

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