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Definition of adoring

: feeling or showing great affection and devotion his adoring fans her adoring husband her adoring eyes He was twenty then, an only son, spoiled by his adoring family.— Joseph Conrad

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Other Words from adoring

adoringly adverb
He gazed at her adoringly. He had accused her of not taking him seriously, and she had replied … that she took him religiously, adoringly. — Henry James

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Examples of adoring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After all was said and done, having defended the novel in the most adoring and erudite terms, Lionel Trilling informed his wife, having observed the couple in action, that Véra was Lolita. Stacy Schiff, The New Yorker, "Véra Nabokov Was the First and Greatest Champion of “Lolita”," 5 Mar. 2021 We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe — the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna — a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri. Kaitlin Reilly,, "Vanessa Bryant Says She Refuses To Accept Kobe & Gigi Are Gone As She Asks For Prayers," 11 Feb. 2020 Lydia’s portrayer, Rita Moreno, says of her character’s now-classic dramatic arrival into an episode: Tossing open the curtain of her converted bedroom and greeting her adoring public. Ariana Romero,, "Netflix Killed One Day At A Time. This Is What Its Resurrection Feels Like," 24 Mar. 2020 Since then, the adoring husband has gotten a tattoo of his wife on his arm, affectionately wearing his heart on his sleeve. Darlene Aderoju,, "Kevin Jonas Honors Wife Danielle on 10th Wedding Anniversary: 'You Make Me Better'," 19 Dec. 2019 Trump to address one of his most adoring crowds at CPAC President Donald Trump will return to the Conservative Political Action Conference, commonly known CPAC, on Saturday for the fourth time in his presidency. Editors, USA TODAY, "South Carolina primary, Leap Day, coronavirus outbreak: 5 things to know this weekend," 1 Mar. 2020 Across her adolescence, Lara Jean writes five adoring letters to her most intense crushes. Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, "'To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You': Film Review," 11 Feb. 2020 The adoring boy who wanted to know only your best qualities. Sydney Scott, Essence, "Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Breaks Silence On Father's Death: 'You Were Ripped Away'," 22 Jan. 2020 This was around the time that Warren, bolstered by adoring press coverage and strong retail politics, began her ascent. Matthew Continetti, National Review, "Medicare for All, Progressive-Campaign Killer," 7 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of adoring

1597, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adoring

from present participle of adore

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The first known use of adoring was in 1597

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18 Mar 2021

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“Adoring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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