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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishadmirationad‧mi‧ra‧tion /ˌædməˈreɪʃən/ ●●○ noun [uncountable]  ADMIREa feeling of great respect and liking for something or someone Daniel gazed at her in admiration.admiration for I wanted to express my admiration for the way the crew handled the crisis.admiration of Her riding soon drew the admiration of the older girls.COLLOCATIONSadjectivesgreat/deep admiration (=that you feel strongly)He’s a man for whom I have the greatest admiration.She had a deep admiration for the work of Russian writers.profound admiration (=very great admiration)Bacon had often expressed his profound admiration for Picasso’s paintings.genuine/real admiration‘Where did you learn to do that?’ she asked with genuine admiration.a sneaking admiration (=that you secretly feel, but do not show)I have always had a sneaking admiration for his music.open admiration (=that you do not try to hide)Her father looked at her in open admiration.grudging/reluctant admiration (=unwilling admiration)There was grudging admiration in his voice.mutual admiration (=that two or more people feel for each other)Their friendship was based on mutual admiration.phrasesbe full of admiration/be filled with admirationI’m full of admiration for what you’ve done. have nothing but admiration for somebody (=have a lot of admiration for someone)I have nothing but admiration for his work.verbshave great/deep/a lot of etc admiration She always had great admiration for people who could speak so many languages.win somebody’s admiration (also draw somebody’s admiration formal)His films have won the admiration of the critics.At the club, her singing soon drew the admiration of the older girls.express your admiration (=talk or write about your admiration)She wrote to him expressing her admiration for his work.show your admirationI wanted to show my admiration for what he had done.
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admirationA mixture of envy and admiration once led fishermen to try to harness the heron's gifts.Carlos has earned our respect and admiration.Her verbal spontaneity ruffled far too many feathers even if it attracted admiration from thousands of radicals and feminists.Indeed, may I express once again our great admiration for the skill and courage of those involved in our emergency services?His admiration for Fouchard shot up.Mel watched in admiration as the goalkeeper leaped for the ball.My admiration for them was boundless and while I hated them sometimes, I never disliked them.I'm full of admiration for Terry --she's really achieved a lot in her life.For the first time that he could recall, Chris felt some admiration for his stepfather.Obliging, he lifted the lid and stared with spontaneous admiration at the dozen roses.Linda had tremendous admiration for her boss.admiration forMs. Wright expressed her admiration for Albright's political abilities.
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