Origin of admiration
Examples from the Web for admiration
Others earn our admiration because they belong more to a particular moment.
The pride and admiration Vial has for the artists who put on Cirque du Soleil is evident.
In the ruling, she expressed her admiration for Ms. Fitzmaurice.U.K. Courts Grant Mother Right to End Her 12-Year-Old Disabled Daughter’s Life|Elizabeth Picciuto|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To his close friends, Picasso did not hide his admiration for the Iberian sculptures.
“I was shocked to hear words of admiration for ISIL,” wrote Özyurt, a senior editor for CNN Turk.Turkey’s Attitude Toward ISIS? Sympathy for the Devil|Jamie Dettmer|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This was not in the strain of hireling praise; but the genuine tribute of esteem and admiration.The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves|Tobias Smollett
His magnificence and his jewels were the admiration and envy of his contemporaries.Stories about Famous Precious Stones|Mrs Goddard Orpen
Admiration is in its nature respectful, whilst desire tends to profane its object.Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good|Victor Cousin
He was shown the jewel; and from the expression of admiration on his countenance, I could see we had not overvalued it.Confessions of a Thug|Philip Meadows Taylor
These verities of history contain the interest of romance, and our children's children will read them with wonder and admiration.The Underground Railroad|William Still
British Dictionary definitions for admiration
Word Origin and History for admiration
early 15c., "wonder," from Middle French admiration (14c.) or directly from Latin admirationem (nominative admiratio) "a wondering at, admiration," noun of state from past participle stem of admirari "admire," from ad- "at" (see ad-) + mirari "to wonder," from mirus "wonderful" (see miracle). The sense has weakened steadily since 16c.
Idioms and Phrases with admiration
see mutual admiration society.