verb (used with object), a·dored, a·dor·ing.
verb (used without object), a·dored, a·dor·ing.
Origin of adore
Examples from the Web for adoringly
Blindly and adoringly Billy had followed her until her departure from the Gray House.The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest|Margaret Vandercook
I was adoringly fond of her, but I was also eighteen, and this was my first introduction to a real romance.The Lowest Rung|Mary Cholmondeley
John Ring used to handle it adoringly and kept it polished to brilliancy.The Story of Fifty-Seven Cents and Others|Robert Shackleton
She turned from gazing and found Gardley's eyes upon her adoringly, a tender understanding of her mood in his glance.A Voice in the Wilderness|Grace Livingston Hill
The two in the rear, whose bodies are hidden in the clouds, gaze upon him adoringly.Correggio|Estelle M. Hurll
British Dictionary definitions for adoringly
Word Origin for adore
Word Origin and History for adoringly
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.