Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of revere.
  • adj. Referring to something that is respected or given reverence

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. profoundly honored

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There I was, a professional baseball player, a title revered by so many, finding out how pathetic I really am because I feel like I should be treated special while folks just like me starve to death.

    Chatting with Dirk Hayhurst

  • The only thing about motherhood that might be – MIGHT BE – revered is the idea/ideal of it, not the practice or reality.

    Who’s The Dummy, Mummy? | Her Bad Mother

  • One of the reasons the Beach Boys are still so revered is that Brian Wilson's compositions are awesomely refined and deliciously intricate.

    The Beach Boys musical: wouldn't it be awful?

  • In fact, one of the reasons Mao remains revered is that he is credited with “unifying China”.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Tomorrow People

  • Some also have bought a name revered to future ages at the price of a glorious death; some by invincible constancy under their sufferings have afforded an example to others that virtue cannot be overcome by calamity — all which things, without doubt, come to pass rightly and in due order, and to the benefit of those to whom they are seen to happen.

    Consolation of Philosophy

  • That's the great football coach at Auburn, a name revered in football circles and the state.

    CNN Transcript - Sunday Morning News: Artist Conjures up Images of Old South - January 16, 2000

  • Some also have bought a name revered to future ages at the price of a glorious death; some by invincible constancy under their sufferings have afforded an example to others that virtue cannot be overcome by calamity -- all which things, without doubt, come to pass rightly and in due order, and to the benefit of those to whom they are seen to happen.

    The Consolation of Philosophy

  • As he pulled the dead body from the spring the water became agitated, and from the bubbles arose a vapor that gradually assumed the form of a venerable Indian, with long white locks, in whom the murderer recognized Waukauga, father of the Shoshone and Comanche nation, and a man whose heroism and goodness made his name revered in both these tribes.

    Myths and Legends of Our Own Land — Volume 07 : Along the Rocky Range

  • True, Lady Byron had nobly and quietly lived down these slanders in England by deeds that made her name revered as a saint among all those who valued saintliness.

    Lady Byron Vindicated

  • The Chief Magistrate whom, in his touching letter to his clergy, the Episcopal Bishop of this State applies the high title "of the beloved and revered," is dead.

    A Discourse on the Death of President Lincoln

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