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- n. Plural form of veneration.
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Piety is most commonly identified with the externals of religious devotions including personal attitudes of heart and mind expressed in prayer and spiritual writings, and descriptions of, pilgrimages to, and venerations of holy people, holy places or holy things.
The mourners, women first, would come as soon as it was dark to start their venerations, weeping till their shoulders shook, tapping on the floorboards with their boots and sticks, rattling their bracelets and their cuffs.
In him, many young men found a benefactor who blended instruction with temporal benefits; so mild and persuasive were this good moollah's monitions, that he lived in the affection, venerations and respect of his pupils, as a fond father in the love of his children.
For surely there are subtler venerations, such as will invisibly destroy, and like the basilisks of heaven.
What do you think of that, -- with affections, venerations, loves, sympathies, swelling around you like a tide?
Actually, the venerations began at the start of Sunday's All-Star Game as Bob Gainey, a former player and the current GM of the team, and Jean Beliveau, a 10-time Stanley Cup winner, took part in the ceremonial faceoff to kick off the game.