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venerable
used in David Copperfield

7 uses
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Definition respected (worthy of respect) — typically because of age or position
  • Copperfield and Dora,' said Miss Mills, with an almost venerable air.
    Chapters 31-33 (87% in)
  • The first thing I did, on my own account, when I came back, was to take a night-walk to Norwood, and, like the subject of a venerable riddle of my childhood, to go 'round and round the house, without ever touching the house', thinking about Dora.
    Chapters 31-33 (63% in)
  • Our ashes, at a future period, will probably be found commingled in the cemetery attached to a venerable pile, for which the spot to which I refer has acquired a reputation, shall I say from China to Peru?
    Chapters 34-36 (85% in)
  • The venerable cathedral towers, and the old jackdaws and rooks whose airy voices made them more retired than perfect silence would have done; the battered gateways, one stuck full with statues, long thrown down, and crumbled away, like the reverential pilgrims who had gazed upon them; the still nooks, where the ivied growth of centuries crept over gabled ends and ruined walls; the ancient houses, the pastoral landscape of field, orchard, and garden; everywhere — on everything — I felt...
    Chapters 37-39 (62% in)
  • Early in the morning, I sauntered through the dear old tranquil streets, and again mingled with the shadows of the venerable gateways and churches.
    Chapters 52-54 (4% in)
  • But there was no vacancy for a tenor in the venerable Pile for which this city is so justly eminent; and he has — in short, he has contracted a habit of singing in public-houses, rather than in sacred edifices.'
    Chapters 52-54 (50% in)
  • Our venerable instructor was a great deal older, and not improved in appearance.
    Chapters 61-62 (24% in)

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