Admired us for - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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admire (one) for (something)
To form a positive opinion of someone for a particular quality or attribute. George admired Jenna for her ability to remain calm in stressful situations. I admire Mother Teresa for her unwavering devotion to the poor.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
admire someone for something
to have a positive feeling toward someone because of something. I really admire you for your courage.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive
"If before, the world admired us for
the hope that we brought to other oppressed races, now they're admiring us for our economy that is bringing hope to the rest of the world dominated by gloom.
I think he was surprised and shocked, but I think he admired us for
it." Jewell also attempted to sign another player who eventually joined Newcastle in Scott Parker, with the midfielder moving from Chelsea for pounds 6m.
Even Liverpool fans have applauded us in a way, admired us for
what we have done and the way we have achieved it.