from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being admirable; the power of exciting admiration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being admirable; wonderful excellence.

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  • noun The state or quality of being admirable.

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  • noun admirable excellence


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  • I would never have guessed you have that talent, but it only adds to your admirableness in my eyes!

    What I Did On Holiday « Tales from the Reading Room 2009

  • Whatsoever makes distinguished order and admirableness in Nature makes the same in man; and never was there a fine deed that was not begot of the same impulse and ruled by the same laws to which solar systems are due.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 43, May, 1861 Creator Various

  • They were people whose dignity and admirableness were part of general knowledge.

    The Shuttle 1907

  • Greek, quite sure of the admirableness of admirably administering the government, and of the rightness of everything Roman.

    Roads from Rome 1901

  • Their eyes met, and she transmitted to him her joy in his joy at the admirableness of the house.

    Clayhanger Arnold Bennett 1899

  • They were people whose dignity and admirableness were part of general knowledge.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett 1886

  • His vanity would have preferred a longer combat -- for even the most shallow admit the romantic admirableness of an obstinate love.

    Robert Orange Being a Continuation of the History of Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes 1886

  • Yet those arts of design in which that younger people delights [221] have in them already, as designed work, that spirit of reasonable order, that expressive congruity in the adaptation of means to ends, of which the fully developed admirableness of human form is but the consummation --

    Greek Studies: a Series of Essays Walter Pater 1866

  • We may now, with some reason, doubt of their admirableness; but their importance, and the vigorous will and intellect of the Doge, are not to be disputed.

    Stones of Venice [introductions] John Ruskin 1859

  • And it is, perhaps, the principal admirableness of the Gothic schools of architecture, that they thus receive the results of the labour of inferior minds; and out of fragments full of imperfection, and betraying that imperfection in every touch, indulgently raise up a stately and unaccusable whole.

    Selections From the Works of John Ruskin John Ruskin 1859


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