- (countable) An act of religious worship.
Etymology: From Lation adoratio , from adorare, adore
- 1779 (pub.), s:Author:David Hume, David Hume, s:Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion/Part 10, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
- :We incessantly look forward, and endeavour, by prayers, , and sacrifice, to appease those unknown powers, whom we find, by experience, so able to afflict and oppress us.
- (uncountable) admiration, Admiration or esteem.
- 1890, s:Author:Oscar Wilde, Oscar Wilde, s:The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)/Chapter 5, The Picture of Dorian Gray
- :...if she can create the sense of beauty in people whose lives have been sordid and ugly...she is worthy of all your , worthy of the of the world.
- (uncountable) The act of adoring; loving devotion or fascination.
- 1887, s:Author:H. Rider Haggard, H. Rider Haggard, s:Allan Quatermain/Chapter XVI, Allan Quatermain
- :He adored Sorais quite as earnestly as Sir Henry adored Nyleptha, and his had not altogether prospered.
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