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  • adv. In a venerable manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a venerable manner; so as to excite reverence.


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venerable +‎ -ly


  • Sitting in a slightly dusty corner of New York City's affably scrappy and venerably old Strand Bookstore on a rainy February evening, the audience cannot number more than 30, although the average age far exceeds that number.

    Adam Taylor: From Pulitzer to Murdoch - The Newspaper Guys and Beyond

  • Learning of this, the outraged mayor of Cambridge promptly designated the venerably WASP-named Boylston Street, on which the school fronts, John F. Kennedy Street, as it remains today.

    Magic and Mayhem

  • To put it simply, New York has become a rather dull and venerably becalmed place.

    Kent Jones: Lost World Of New York Art

  • To compliment the technological art, more traditional visual pleasures hang venerably above patrons with artistic renderings of Roger Staubach, Magic Johnson, Mickey Mantle, John Riggins, and Babe Ruth depicting each star gazing admiringly above toward the 20 ft. ceilings and extra large, modern lighting fixtures which opens up the appeal below.

    All Bets On Trifecta Lounge: Grand Opening A Success

  • The house viewed, they all proceeded to the park, where, enchanted with the noble old trees which venerably adorn it, they strolled delightedly, till they came within sight of an elegant white form, as far distant as their eyes could reach, reading under an oak.


  • His locks of silver grey venerably shaded his temples, and his green old age seemed to be the result of health and benevolence.

    The Vicar of Wakefield

  • The Desert Inn was venerably shitkicker -- and high-class by El Monte standards.

    My Dark Places

  • Each item had been wrapped slowly and carefully, almost venerably, in tissue while each of the salesladies talked in low tones of the weather, and college, and La Porte.

    The End of the Pier

  • The richness and grandeur of the scenery of the Hot Wells are almost inconceivable; in some places the rocks, venerably majestic, rise perpendicularly, or overhanging, craggy and bare; and in others they are clothed with luxuriant shrubs and stately trees.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 390, September 19, 1829

  • It is obvious that in the great days of mystic theology so venerably and sacred a text as the Canon of the Mass should have received elaborate mystical explanations.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux


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