English version

admire somebody from afar

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishadmire somebody from afaradmire somebody from afarliterary to be attracted to someone, without letting them know admire
Examples from the Corpus
admire somebody from afarMany girls fell in love with him but could only admire him from afar.The long grass was so wet that I decided to admire the castle from afar.Mary was still a good looking woman and Sid had admired her from afar for a long time.
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