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Definition regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration — sometimes with a mixture of wonder and awe or fear

  • Your reverence is a title that can be used to address royalty or clergy.
  • Irreverent is the opposite of reverent and in addition to meaning "without respect" can sometimes imply a comic attitude.
  • Many fans revere Michael Jordan as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
revere = regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration
  • Under Richard Nixon, there was a loss of reverence for the position of the president.
  • reverence = feelings of deep respect and admiration
  • Pat Tillman is revered for giving up a $3 million football contract to join the military after 9/11.
  • We can't let reverence for the past keep us from planning for the future. Indeed, we dishonor those who preceded us if we rest on their legacy.
  • [boys who] have no more reverence for what is beautiful and holy, nor pity for what is sad, ... than if Satan were the father of them all!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • The Japanese revere the business card as a tangible part of the giver's identity.
  • Let reverence for the laws ... become the political religion of the nation...
    Abraham Lincoln  --  Lyceum Address
  • Passion has helped us; but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defense.—Let those materials be molded into general intelligence, sound morality, and in particular, a reverence for the constitution and laws...
    Abraham Lincoln  --  Lyceum Address
  • ...I loved him with a mixture of affection and reverence...
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • She is reverent in her faith.
  • He reveres nature and all that is natural.
  • He reveres human life.
  • The students revere their football team.
  • Hume argued that if children were taught religious reverence and intellectual humility, they would not fall victim to the philosophical arrogance that leads many to abandon religion.
  • How much reverence has a noble man for his enemies!—-and such reverence is a bridge to love.
    Freidrich Nietzsche  --  On the Genealogy of Morals
  • Everything seemed, to my imagination, to be hushed in reverence for him, as he resumed his solitary journey through the snow.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Most Chinese revered Mao.
  • He reveres democracy, but abhors politics.
  • How do they resolve the seeming paradox that so many conservatives revere the past yet are also progressives...
    David Gelernter  --  "The Inventor of Modern Conservatism", The Weekly Standard, 2/7/05
  • They revere those old soldiers.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
revere = respect (with admiration)

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