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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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And if I adored her before, I now doubly adore her.
Nor had they yet among the Sons of EVE Got them new Names, till wandring ore the Earth, Through Gods high sufferance for the tryal of man, By falsities and lyes the greatest part Of Mankind they corrupted to forsake God their Creator, and th' invisible Glory of him, that made them, to transform Oft to the Image of a Brute, adorn'd With gay Religions full of Pomp and Gold, And Devils to adore for Deities: Then were they known to men by various Names, And various Idols through the Heathen World.
I hope that Dorian Gray will make this girl his wife, passionately adore her for six months, and then suddenly become fascinated by some one else.
By that Heaven that bends above us -- by that God we both adore -- Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn, It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore -- Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore.
You always were the most wonderful person," beamed Rose, completely at her ease once more, "I used to simply adore you, and I'm beginning to adore you again.
I know we're going to adore each other -- I knew it as soon as I saw you at Redmond this morning.
I adore cats on hearth rugs, snoozing before nice, friendly fires, but cats in back yards at midnight are totally different animals.
My OWN DARLING FRIEND:--WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS my feelings over not being able to go up this morning to say good-bye to one I so FONDLY ADORE.
Remove that mist which dims the intellects of mortals, and causes them to adore men for their art, or to detest them for their cunning, in deceiving others, when they are, in reality, the objects only of ridicule, for deceiving themselves.
Their knees continually adore, and their hands are eulogies of virtue, but their heart knoweth naught thereof.
And Philip will adore you like a husband in a fairy tale.
The Heaven Adores You soundtrack is a fascinating and, until now, unforeseen entree into this prodigious songwriter's dedicated process.
Heaven Adores You is a beautiful experience, start-to-finish -- just as Elliott's life was.
Kate said that Mario, whom she dated for a couple of years, adores women,
RACHEAL Bowen, from Devon, adores her Piggy (below): "When my dad died," she wrote, "Piggy kept me going, licking my tears away.