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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

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 Button is an extremely adoring girl who has lived with people of all ages, dogs, other cats and even a bunny. The Arizona Republic, 4 Dec. 2021 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, 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,, 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,, 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,, 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, 1 Mar. 2020 Across her adolescence, Lara Jean writes five adoring letters to her most intense crushes. Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Feb. 2020 The adoring boy who wanted to know only your best qualities. Sydney Scott, Essence, 22 Jan. 2020 See More

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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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