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adore (one) for

To admire or love one for a certain trait or ability. I adore Jean for her studiousness—she is the hardest worker I've ever met. She adores him for his muscular build and thick head of hair.
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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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It's wearing the parents out and the kiddies aren't happy unless they're cuddled or watched adoringly.
She then gazed adoringly up at William as she held his hand before helping the Queen collect flowers from local children after the service.
being adoringly sung back at them, it seems as though ( through the loss of original band members, and consequently the more melodic sound they have created ( TBS have captured the imagination of the pre-pubescent masses and the major labels.
Politicians' wives are trained to look on adoringly when their husbands speak.
Charlotte gazed adoringly at Gavin as they were photographed together - but there was something a bit familiar about the scenario.
Fool For Your Loving and David Coverdale's impromptu a cappella Soldier Of Fortune from his Deep Purple days gained the most rapturous response, but every second of Coverdale's posturing and preening was lapped up adoringly and even the completely superfluous solos that padded out Crying In The Rain to gargantuan proportions were greeted warmly - even though drummer Tommy Aldridge is the only other remaining member of the famous line-up.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven," we sing adoringly, and later we proclaim, "For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
It's such a creepily self-reflexive citation that I formed a mental picture of X's days spent poring over Gottlieb's manuscript and then padding adoringly into the den to glimpse him sagely taking notes while watching Rebecca on the VCR.
Respondents want to be viewed with respect, adoringly and as an equal partner.
Newlyweds Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe gazed adoringly as they stood arm in arm on the red carpet, while Stephen Fry, 57, and his new husband Elliot Spencer, 27, also posed for the cameras Other celebs included US stars Reese Witherspoon, Amy Adams and Michael Keaton.
Posh Spice shared a picture on Twitter of her looking adoringly at David, with the message: "So proud to share such a great evening with my wonderful husband x vb #MetGala #CharlesJames.
On her first day, she posted a photo of herself being looked at adoringly by Harley.
The Hollywood legend beams with pride as she gazes adoringly at tiny Michael Jr, her first child.
But this is the same BBC which adoringly screens the Crufts dog show.
This photograph, of Klass gazing adoringly at Ava, was taken at the 29-year-old's home.