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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Wonder; astonishment.

2. (n.) 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. (n.) Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ad-mi-ra'-shun (thauma, "a marvel" or "wonder"; thaumazo, "to wonder"): A term thrice used in the King James Version in the New Testament, to express a wonder that includes approval, high esteem; replaced in the Revised Version (British and American) by three renderings better suited to convey the various kinds of surprise, wonder, admiration, expressed, by this fertile word: namely, in 2 Thessalonians 1:10, "to be admired," reads in the Revised Version (British and American) "to be marveled at"; in Jude 1:16 "having men's persons in admiration" is rendered "showing respect of persons"; in Revelation 17:6 "wondered with great admiration" is replaced by "with a great wonder." The Greek original is used frequently in the New Testament, especially in the Gospels, to express marvel and wonder at the supernatural works of Jesus.

Dwight M. Pratt

2295. thauma -- a wonder
... admiration. Apparently from a form of theaomai; wonder (properly concrete; but
by implication, abstract) -- admiration. see GREEK theaomai. ...
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2296. thaumazo -- to marvel, wonder
... admire, marvel, wonder. From thauma; to wonder; by implication, to admire --
admire, have in admiration, marvel, wonder. see GREEK thauma. ...
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4587. semnotes -- seriousness
... Cognate: 4587 -- properly, ("") referring to what has (dignity); hence, for
what is worthy of respect (personal admiration). See 4586 (). ...
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And Mary was Held in Admiration by all the People of Israel...
... Chapter 6. And Mary was held in admiration by all the people of Israel?
And Mary was held in admiration by all the people of Israel ...
/.../unknown/the gospel of pseudo-matthew/chapter 6 and mary was.htm

"For, if it is Worthy of Admiration that the Flames did not Touch ...
... Dialogues of Sulpitius Severus. Chapter XXV. "For, if it is worthy of
admiration that the flames did not touch that Egyptian? ...
/.../severus/life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter xxv for if it.htm

Before I Enter Upon the Subject Matter of this Passage, I must ...
... 9. Before I enter upon the subject matter of this passage, I must stand in
admiration of words worthy of Theophrastus. "I am informed ...
/.../9 before i enter upon.htm

Of Rapture, and of the First Species of It.
... The one is in splendour, the other in fervour, the third in works: the one is made
by admiration, the other by devotion, and the third by operation. ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter iv of rapture and.htm

Grace and Glory
... It meant the admiration of men. ... The glory of God, therefore, in Scripture, must needs
mean that admiration which men feel, or ought to feel for God. ...
/.../kingsley/all saints day and other sermons/sermon xxxv grace and glory.htm

Of the Second Species of Rapture.
... itself towards God, leaving all its earthly inclinations, and by this means enters
into a rapture, not of knowledge, but of fruition; not of admiration but of ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter v of the second.htm

Elegance and Grace
... and clear style. These qualities would not have brought him the honor of
the admiration and applause of the Roman people. It was ...
/.../kleiser/the training of a public speaker/elegance and grace.htm

Argument: when Octavius had Finished this Address, Minucius and ...
... And Minucius Indeed Kept Silence in Admiration of Octavius, Silently
Revolving What He Had Heard. When Octavius had brought his ...
/.../the octavius of minucius felix/chapter xxxix argument when octavius had.htm

The Pietists. AD 1660-1750.
... seems to have been viewed with wonderful indifference, and the achievements of a
general like Prince Eugene only roused a little personal admiration for himself ...
/.../winkworth/christian singers of germany/chapter xi the pietists a d.htm

Fragment Lv. "Then Drew Near unto Him the Mother of Zebedee's ...
... "Then drew near." Sometimes virtue excites our admiration, not merely on account
of the display which is ... Do you wish to look upon Abraham with admiration? ...
/.../fragments from the lost writings of irenaeus/fragment lv then drew near.htm

Admiration (2 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person
or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence; as, admiration of a ...
/a/admiration.htm - 8k

Great (10383 Occurrences)
... by contact in earlier days with Athenians like Iphicrates, and the personal influence
of Epaminondas, Philip seems to have united to his admiration for Greek ...
/g/great.htm - 35k

Gaze (46 Occurrences)
... 1. (vi) To fix the eyes in a steady and earnest look; to look with eagerness or
curiosity, as in admiration, astonishment, or with studious attention. ...
/g/gaze.htm - 19k

Wonder (148 Occurrences)
... to the sight or mind of something new, unusual, strange, great, extraordinary, or
not well understood; surprise; astonishment; admiration; amazement. ...
/w/wonder.htm - 37k

Alexander (5 Occurrences)
... by contact in earlier days with Athenians like Iphicrates, and the personal influence
of Epaminondas, Philip seems to have united to his admiration for Greek ...
/a/alexander.htm - 32k

Nice (1 Occurrence)
... 6. (superl.) Done or made with careful labor; suited to excite admiration on account
of exactness; evidencing great skill; exact; fine; finished; as, nice ...
/n/nice.htm - 7k

Love (703 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands
admiration; preeminent kindness or devotion to another; affection; tenderness ...
/l/love.htm - 65k

Glory (590 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Praise, honor, admiration, or distinction, accorded by common consent
to a person or thing; high reputation; honorable fame; renown. ...
/g/glory.htm - 71k

Glorious (91 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Praiseworthy; excellent; splendid; inspiring
admiration; as, glorious revelations. 2. (n.) Eager ...
/g/glorious.htm - 34k

Worship (332 Occurrences)
... viewed as God. 5. (a.) Obsequious or submissive respect; extravagant
admiration; adoration. 6. (n.) An object of worship. 7. (vt ...
/w/worship.htm - 66k

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Admiration (2 Occurrences)

Jude 1:16
These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.

Revelation 17:6
And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.



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