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The action of admiring something or someone; admiration.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Edmund Spenser (?1552–1599), poet and administrator in Ireland. Originally from Middle French admirance admiration, astonishment from admirer + -ance. In later use apparently re-formed from admire + -ance; compare admirant.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.