Adoringly



to regard with the utmost esteem, love, and respect; honor.
to pay divine honor to; worship:
to adore God.
to like or admire very much:
I simply adore the way your hair is done!
to worship.
Historical Examples

And Cora had turned sidewise in her seat next to him at the theatre and had looked up at him adoringly, awe-struck.
Gigolo Edna Ferber

He did love her, love her adoringly, as he loved what was great and lofty in art.
What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales Hans Christian Andersen

Or, if the public preferred, with Clavel as star, and with Adrienne as an adoringly humble member of the cast.
Superwomen Albert Payson Terhune

Then she backed off, and stood gazing down upon the two of them adoringly.
The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray

There, adoringly, stood Gaga, all his love making a radiance in his face which she had not previously seen so distinctly.
Coquette Frank Swinnerton

That which the subsidence revealed, adoringly she called her Huggo.
This Freedom A. S. M. Hutchinson

And all the while Nan Brent’s child stood by Donald’s knee, gazing up at him adoringly.
Kindred of the Dust Peter B. Kyne

Perhaps it was because they all treated him so adoringly that he was tired of them.
The Genius Con Pederson

They followed him about like two pet dogs, and when he sat down they stood and gazed at him adoringly.
Two Little Confederates Thomas Nelson Page

He was looking down at her not only adoringly, but masterfully.
The Disturbing Charm Berta Ruck

verb
(transitive) to love intensely or deeply
to worship (a god) with religious rites
(transitive) (informal) to like very much: I adore chocolate
v.

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.

to worship; to express reverence and homage. The forms of adoration among the Jews were putting off the shoes (Ex. 3:5; Josh. 5:15), and prostration (Gen. 17:3; Ps. 95:6; Isa. 44:15, 17, 19; 46:6). To “kiss the Son” in Ps. 2:12 is to adore and worship him. (See Dan. 3:5, 6.) The word itself does not occur in Scripture.

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