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adore (one) for (something)

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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(24.) Regarding the terrible, vengeful and blood-thirsty God of the Old Testament, see, for example, the admirable and violent evocation of D194, where the rhyme "dorer/adorer" recalls the baneful Pandora: "Suffise toy, o Dame, de dorer / Par tes vertus nostre bienheureux aage, / Sans efforcer le monde d'adorer / Si fervement le sainct de son image, / Qu'il faille a mainctz par un commun dommage / Mourir au joug de tes grandz cruaultez.
Marco La Plante, trumpet player, accidental lineman, confidant, hopeful master mechanic, adorer of a Chevy Nova, loved son and brother, was bludgeoned to death for no good reason.
Harvey has observed that when Keats uses the word "demon" it "invariably refers to a female who bewitches and enthralls her male adorer, with fateful consequences for him" (87).
For the avocado adorer in your life, you could easily pull together a basket with several fresh avocados, some fun tools such as an avocado saver and slicer, and maybe even a cute avocado-themed T-shirt.
For many years, she was a dedicated Adorer at The Emmaus Center in The Blessed Sacrament Chapel at The Sacred Heart Parish in Webster.
Et ce, au grand bonheur de leurs parents qui n'avaient jamais pense que leur progeniture allait aimer et adorer ces retrouvailles livresques.
Pourquoi pas et c'est bien lui qui a passe - meme apres son intronisation Patriarche du Siege papal de Saint-Marc - plus de la moitie de sa vie au monastere Saint-Bishoy pour adorer, mediter et se recueillir.
Quelle bete faut-il adorer? Quelle sainte image attaque-t-on?
Il sembloit de mesme, que nostre digne Maistresse n'eust qu'un seul soin; voyez-la dans la ville de Bethleem, ou l'on fit tout ce que l'on pust pour luy trouver un logis, et ne s'en trouvant point, elle n'en dit mot, n'y n'en fait aucune plainte ...: quelques jours apres les Roys le vindrent adorer, ou l'on peut penser quelles louanges ils donnerent, et au Fils et a la Mere; neantmoins elle ne dit pas un seul mot ...
She was a faithful weekly adorer at the Sacred Heart Emmaus Center.