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D'Artagnan himself had not been able to fathom his tactics; he observed -- he admired.
Catherine then ran directly upstairs, and watched Miss Thorpe's progress down the street from the drawing-room window; admired the graceful spirit of her walk, the fashionable air of her figure and dress; and felt grateful, as well she might, for the chance which had procured her such a friend.
Anne had always admired it; but admiring is not loving; and she loved this house of dreams so much.
She admired, beyond measure, his speech at the Quashimaboo-Aid Society; took an interest in his pamphlet on malt: was often affected, even to tears, by his discourses of an evening, and would say--"Oh, thank you, sir," with a sigh, and a look up to heaven, that made him occasionally condescend to shake hands with her.
In the old days she had dressed for her own sake to look pretty and be admired.
What pleased her most of all was that she saw clearly what all the women admired more than anything was her having so many children, and such fine ones.
Not at all," said Maggie; "I like too well to feel that I am admired, but compliments never make me feel that.
Umpqua Bank receives awards at the 'Most Admired Companies' luncheon, hosted by Portland Business Journal.
Bush and Hillary Clinton are the most admired man and woman once again in 2007, edging out Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey, respectively.
Most admired role model: Philosopher Jacques Maritain
The annual "World's Most Admired Companies" report released today listed FedEx as the #6 ranked company, up two positions from the organization's rank in 2011.
11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Cathy Freeman has been voted Australia's Most Admired Woman, beating off a list of contenders that includes Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Hollywood actor Cate Blanchett and a host of business women, scientists and models.