Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Expressing reverence; reverent.
  • adjective Inspiring reverence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characterized by or expressive of reverence; humbly respectful; reverent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Proceeding from, or expressing, reverence; having a reverent quality; reverent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective In a reverent manner, honoring, respectful.

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

  • adjective feeling or manifesting veneration

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Examples

  • A great deal of the running time is devoted to recalling the life and death of Kolski (his widow, brother, and playwright Israel Horovitz speak about the man in reverential tones), but the true story here is Samuel Yates, who came up with the bizarre notion of mixing paint and human ash.

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  • He stood in reverential awe of himself; he had performed a miraculous feat.

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  • He stood in reverential awe of himself; he had performed a miraculous feat.

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  • God is about to argue the case; therefore let the nations listen in reverential silence.

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  • She has long been in reverential communion with the spirits of these great authors and it is no wonder that she comes forth redolent in some degree of the grace and dignity which characterize their deportment.

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  • "Never before have I been listened to with such attention and understanding," Messiaen later said, recalling the reverential reaction of the mixed audience of farmers and intellectuals, factory workers and priests.

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  • As for our attitude to Sam, it was what one might call reverential exceptionalism.

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  • As for our attitude to Sam, it was what one might call reverential exceptionalism.

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  • Protestantism, the great prerogative of reason, the key-note of conscience, the sole vindex of a man's responsibility: evil and false is the so-called reverential wisdom which lays down in place of the truth that each man's conscience is a law unto himself, the tyranny of other men's authority.

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  • Protestantism, the great prerogative of reason, the key-note of conscience, the sole vindex of a man's responsibility: evil and false is the so-called reverential wisdom which lays down in place of the truth that each man's conscience is a law unto himself, the tyranny of other men's authority.

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