displaying or feeling admiration: admiring looks.
- ad·mir·ing·ly, adverb
- half-ad·mir·ing, adjective
- half-ad·mir·ing·ly, adverb
- self-ad·mir·ing, adjective
- un·ad·mir·ing, adjective
- un·ad·mir·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use admiring in a sentence
Lovers were chosen for their looks or status; admirers were welcomed so long as they remained entirely admiring.
Is Kate checking out her competition, or admiring another leather jacket?If Kate Middleton’s Butt Could Speak: It’s Time Royal Princesses Led Visible, Voluble Public Lives | Tim Teeman | June 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After idly admiring the work for almost a week, Iolas gained the courage to enter his very first gallery.
Lest you despair for a political figure worth admiring, just think of Ma Laureys.Remembering Ma Laureys, the Mother of 10 Christie Slandered to Win His First Election | Michael Daly | January 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They are the subject of a new, admiring bestselling book, The Everything Store, by Brad Stone.Amazon Stock May Be Up, but the Company Still Doesn’t Make Any Money | Daniel Gross | October 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
While you were admiring the long roll of the wave, a sudden spray would be dashed over you, and make you catch your breath!Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
David thought the farmer a fool, and rode on, admiring the blue sky uncheckered by a single cloud.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
There was a host of friends and acquaintances around the little home, making merry and admiring the baby.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
He fired with an accuracy of aim that won him an admiring mutter, although to miss would have been almost as noteworthy.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
A strident voice drowned the scandal, and an admiring group ceased smoking and listened spellbound to a characteristic anecdote.The Chequers | James Runciman