What does the word adulation mean?

Usage examples for adulation

  1. And so it came about that Freddie sat face to face with the last resort, at the foot of the chaise- longue, gazing with serene adulation into the eyes of a woman who might have had a son as old as he- if she had had one at all. – The Husbands of Edith by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. But there was no mistaking the adulation in the boy's eyes, and even in the midst of her misery she felt a little glow of gratification. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  3. Pampered and petted with excessive adulation, can it be wondered that he had visions of power hitherto undreamed of? – Mohammed, The Prophet of Islam by H. E. E. Hayes