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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·mi·ra·tion n.
 1. Wonder; astonishment. [Obs.]
    Season your admiration for a while.   --Shak.
 2. Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence; as, admiration of a beautiful woman, of a landscape, of virtue.
 3. Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy.
    Now, good Lafeu, bring in the admiration.   --Shak.
 Note of admiration, the mark (!), called also exclamation point.
 Syn: -- Wonder; approval; appreciation; adoration; reverence; worship.