admire


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The effects of this singular attitude was to separate into two heavy masses the volume of her black hair, which now fell on either side of her head, and allowed the two spectators to admire the white shoulders glistening like daisies in a field, and the throat, the perfection of which allowed them to judge of the other beauties of her figure.
And I'm sure,' continued the other, 'he admires me quite as much as he does you; doesn't he, Miss Grey?
And you're quite mistaken, Matilda, in supposing that Harry Meltham admires you: I assure you he does nothing of the kind.
When you are more used to Tommie, Miss Pink, you will understand and admire him.
The artists may say what they please; I see nothing to admire in rotten cottages, and bad drainage, and ignorant people.
If our reason leads us to admire with enthusiasm a multitude of inimitable contrivances in nature, this same reason tells us, though we may easily err on both sides, that some other contrivances are less perfect.
Here, however, she thought she might have launched forth with safety; and the sagacious reader will not perhaps accuse her of want of sufficient forecast in so doing, but will rather admire with what wonderful celerity she tacked about, when she found herself steering a wrong course.
Who can but admire this quality of gratitude in an unprotected orphan; and, if there entered some degree of selfishness into her calculations, who can say but that her prudence was perfectly justifiable?
I learned, from the views of social life which it developed, to admire their virtues and to deprecate the vices of mankind.
One of the things I most admire in Stephen is that he makes a greater friend of Philip than any one.
Music seems scarcely to attract him, and though he admires Elinor's drawings very much, it is not the admiration of a person who can understand their worth.
He always admires the right thing whatever the right thing is, and one of these days he's going to write a great work.