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  • v. Present participle of venerate.

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  • adj. feeling or manifesting veneration


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  • At first complicit in venerating saintly bits, the church had to curb the ghoulish trend.

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  • Essentialism, in venerating outdated ideas about gender roles (even as they claim to deny them) is a definitively conservative idea.

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  • For all its anti-religious rhetoric, the USSR boasted "sacred" texts, condemned "heretics", revered founders, conducted rituals (such as venerating

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  • The seven pictures on display by him include two shots of spectacular fires, three dramatic scenes of the fountains and lights of Buenos Aires at night, and "Vigil on the Night Before the Passing of Eva Peron" 1952, with a huge crowd holding candles and venerating her beaming image.

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  • Pall Mall, [11] and having made a sentimental visit to the birth-place of Newton, at Woolsthorp, I was to be represented venerating the spot and the orchard where that great man first conceived by the falling of an apple the theory of gravitation, in its application to the motions of the heavenly bodies.

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  • Michele Dillon, an expert on American Catholicism from the University of New Hampshire, said venerating relics may be making a comeback in the U.S., particularly with the immigration of young Latino Catholics from cultures in which the practice is more widespread.

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  • If an individual or group of individuals are caught up in a collective act of blindly venerating the same object or person, this common bond is defined as a “cult.”

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  • Anyway, one of the advantages of venerating all the nonconscious aspects of the Cosmos is knowing how indifferent the universe is to our little observances, and how it will take no notice whatsoever should we miss one, here or there.

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  • As Steve Benen points out, even then, the Republicans who are venerating Mr. Reagan aren't remembering that he raised taxes several times during his administration.

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  • First of all he affirms, as a fundamental thing, that a new way of venerating God began with Christ a new form of worship.

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