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  • n. Plural form of adoration.

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Examples

  • She promises him her best affections; and, whatever else she had for him, it would utterly be contemned if her heart were not entire for him: "There therefore will I give thee my love; I will repeat the professions of it, honour thee with the tokens of it; and the out-goings of my soul towards thee in adorations and desires shall be quickened and enlarged, and my heart offered up to thee in a holy fire."

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • It was a point of his new duties to be difficult of access; and they who were at length admitted to an audience, found him surrounded by eunuchs, and were expected to make their approaches by genuflexions, by servile "adorations," and by real acts of worship as to a visible god.

    The Caesars

  • Secrets escape acute adorations, escape attack from the critical masses by nature of being hidden.

    Secrets from Blueprints

  • Know Him to be the Supreme Brahman, and offer thy adorations unto that peerless Guru.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • And the little cries, the pursuits through the grass, the waists embraced on the fly, those jargons which are melodies, those adorations which burst forth in the manner of pronouncing a syllable, those cherries torn from one mouth by another, — all this blazes forth and takes its place among the celestial glories.

    Les Miserables

  • I can only guess where she found those dual adorations.

    She May Have Almost Killed Me with Germs...

  • Of those ridiculous, there can be no better testimony than the multitude of their gods, those absurd names, actions, offices they put upon them, their feasts, holy days, sacrifices, adorations, and the like.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Their holy days and adorations were all out as ridiculous; those Lupercals of Pan, Florales of Flora,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • It was then that you took body in my imagination and that my mind seized on a definite form of you for all its adorations — for its profanations, too.

    The Arrow of Gold

  • Surely, Jack, if I am guilty of a fault in my universal adorations of the sex, the women in general ought to love me the better for it.

    Clarissa Harlowe

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