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Ado'rer. n.s. [from adore.]

He that adores; a worshiper: a term generally used in a low sense; as, by lovers, or admirers.

Being so far provoked as I was in France, I would abate her nothing; thought I profess myself her adorer, not her friend. Shakespeare's Cymbeline.

Whilst as th' approaching pageant does appear,
And echoing crouds speak mighty Venus near;
I, her adorer, too devoutly stand
Fast on the utmost margin of the land.

  1. A worshipper, in a serious sense.

    He was so severe an adorer of truth, as not to dissemble; or to suffer any man to think that he would do any thing, which he resolved not to do. Clarendon.

Sources: Clarendon, Edward (73) · Shakespeare's Cymbeline (73) · Prior, Matthew (162)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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