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ăd-ămo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. ad, intens., love truly, earnestly, deeply (in the whole class. per. mostly—in Cic. always— used only in the perf. and pluperf.; first in Col. 10, 199, and Quint. 2, 5, 22, in the pres.): “nihil erat cujusquam, quod quidem ille adamāsset, quod non hoc anno suum fore putaret,Cic. Mil. 32, 87; cf. Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 34; 2, 4, 45: “sententiam,id. Ac. 2, 3, 9: “Antisthenes patientiam et duritiam in Socratico sermone maxime adamārat,id. de Or. 3, 17, 62; cf. ib. 19, 71: “laudum gloriam,id. Fam. 2, 4 fin.; cf. id. Flacc. 11: “quem (Platonem) Dion admiratus est atque adamavit,Nep. Dion, 2, 3: “agros et cultus et copias Gallorum,Caes. B. G. 1, 31: “Achilleos equos,Ov. Tr. 3, 4, 28: “villas,Plin. Ep. 3, 7: si virtutem adamaveris, amare enim parum est (amare, as the merely instinctive love of goodness, in contrast with the acquired love of the philosophers, Doederl.), Sen. Ep. 71, 5.—
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