A Dictionary of the English Language
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Admirer

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An Admi'rer. n.s. [from admire.]

  1. The person that wonders, or regards with admiration.

    Neither Virgil nor Horace would have gained so great reputation, had they not been the friends and admirers of each other. Addison. Spectator.

    Who most to shun or hate mankind pretend,
    Seek an admirer, or would fix a friend.
    Pope's Essay on Man.

  2. In common speech, a lover.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Pope, Alexander (393) · Spectator (140)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Admirer." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 21, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=14191.


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