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Admiration, 1) wonder mingled with veneration: “with more than a. he admired her azure veins,” Lucr. 418. Tp. III, 1, 38. H8 V, 5, 43. Cymb. I, 4, 5. IV, 2, 232.
2) wonder, astonishment, emotion excited by any thing strange: “the changes I perceived in the king and Camillo were very notes of a.” Wint. V, 2, 12. “working so grossly in a natural cause, that a. did not whoop at them,” H5 II, 2, 108. IV, 1, 66 (Fluellen's speech). “season your a. for a while,” Hml. I, 2, 192. “struck her into amazement and a.” III, 2, 339. III, 2, 339 “this a. is much o'the favour of other your new pranks,” Lr. I, 4, 258. “what makes your a.?” Cymb. I, 6, 38.
The abstr. for the concr.: “bring in the a.” Alls II, 1, 91.
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