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admiration

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Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.
J. August Strindberg
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Etymology

From French < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] admiratio, from prefix ad-, "to", + mirare, "look at", + noun of action suffix -tio. See admire.

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admiration

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  1. Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence; as, admiration of a beautiful woman, of a landscape, of virtue.
  2. (obsolete) Wonder or questioning, without any particular positive or negative attitude to the subject.
    • Lear: Your name, faire Gentlewoman?
      Gonerill: This admiration Sir, is much o'th' savour
      Of other your new prankes.
      William Shakespeare, King Lear, I.ii.

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Noun

admiration f. (plural admirations)

  1. admiration
    Plein d’admiration pour son adversaire, chacun lève sa propre visière : "Elsseneur ! ...", "Réginald ! ..." (Les Chants de Maldoror - Chant V) - Full of admiration for its enemy, ...

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