from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See the Note under Reverend.

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  • n. a title of respect for various ecclesiastical officials (as cathedral deans and canons and others)


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  • The Very Reverend Gary J. Harmon was pastor and spiritual leader of the New House of God.

    Moon Dance

  • In 1841 another famous priest, the Very Reverend John Raffeiner, a native of the Austrian Tyrol, bought with his own money property on which was erected the church of the Most Holy Trinity and began there to minister to a colony of German Catholics.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • "What am I to do with the Very Reverend Horace O'Brian?" soliloquised Zoe, after Clara had left the room, "the man, with all his composed impudence, will feel awkward at coming into my presence, knowing all that he knows; and yet I want to make acquaintance with him for Clara's sake; I only hope he will behave better to her than he did to poor Clotilde; but things must just take their own course, she is a clever woman, and will be his match."

    Zoe: The History of Two Lives


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