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adore someone for doing something

to be in awe of someone for doing something well. Everyone adores Sally for her wonderful sense of humor.
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adore someone for having something

to be in awe of someone because of a particular trait or feature. Robert adores Mary for her smiling eyes.
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Allan's favourite colour was yellow please include this in floral tributes which may be sent care of J E Hackett & Sons Ltd, Longford Bridge, Longford Road, Coventry, CV6 6BH UPENIEKS Enza Beloved Mum of Albert and Peter, adored Nonna of Eve, Marcus and Aleks, much loved Sister of Rosa, Placido and the late Tony, loving Motherin-law of Sage and Kay, Aunty, Great Aunty and friend to many.
little bundles of joy were adored their parents and siblings alike.
The Adored, scripted by Medland's brother Jody and co-directed by Amarjeet Singh, follows the tense and tangled relationship between two women; Maia (Ione Butler), a once-successful model planning to The Adored.
He told me he doesn't want to be unfaithful but does need to be adored and lusted after the way he was in college.
When Lee was born the family adored him, he was a precious gift given to us.
They speak of a lad who loved music and dancing and adored his giant toy dog called Fluffy.
She told the congregation Deirdre, 52, who was shot dead by her partner before he turned the gun on himself, adored her family and didn't have a bad bone in her body.
bar] IN theory the legions of kids who have adored and continue to adore this classic children's tale should be in therapy after reading about the horrifying grizzled faced creature with his terrible claws and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.
Whatever your spin we see life through Sam's eyes as he goes about his climbing, bird-chasing, puddle-jumping days, growing up with his adored and adoring Dad as his best friend and mentor.
He will be missed so much as an adored partner, most special son, best brother in the world, a devoted father, grandson, uncle, great uncle, nephew and best friend.
The expert henna painters adored the hands of women with attractive henna designs.
In Hospital on 7th July, aged 87 years, Hilda (Helen), dearest wife of the late George, loved and treasured mam to Marjorie and Heather, a dear motherinlaw of Peter and David and loving grandma to Nicola, Jonathan, Kaye, Alexandra, adored great grandma to Anastasia, Mariana, Isobel, Chloe and Madeline.
In a letter she sent to Rashaya Plastic Arts Studio to express gratitude for choosing her as "The National Woman of the Year for Humanitarian Service," Hariri said she adored the title because it related to the goals of her late husband
Murtagh has plumped for Adored, winner of the Group 3 Blue Wind Stakes at Naas last month, but admits the decision was a "tough one" - a view with which the trainer concurs.
AIDAN O'BRIEN will finalise his team for the Juddmonte Oaks at today's final declaration stage, but it appears punters think Adored is his main hope.