In a manner of more than sacerdotal reverence he unlaced her boots, tucked her skirt about her ankles, slid on the slippers.
He fell often and joyously into his old irreverence about the lords of Gopher Prairie, but always—with a certain difficulty—he added something decorous and appreciative.
He looked at her reverently.
The tight-fisted little farceur had a confused reverence for anything that seemed to him refined or clever.
She felt his kiss, diffident and reverent, on her eyelid.
(When she hinted to Vida, "Isn’t there a man here who amuses himself by being irreverent to the village gods—Bjornstam, some such a name?" the reform-leader said "Bjornstam?
…I found her out in time, before she could get YOU into something, Carol, because even if you are my neighbor and Will’s wife and a cultured lady, let me tell you right now, Carol Kennicott, that you ain’t always as respectful to—you ain’t as reverent—you don’t stick by the good old ways like they was laid down for us by God in the Bible, and while of course there ain’t a bit of harm in having a good laugh, and I know there ain’t any real wickedness in you, yet just the same you don’t…
When she protested to Vida, "The young do the work while these old ones sit around and interrupt us and gag with hate because they’re too feeble to do anything but hate," then Vida turned on her: "If you can’t be reverent, at least don’t be so pert and opinionated, now when men and women are dying.
There are no more uses of "revere" in the book.
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Richard Nixon did much to erode reverence for the presidency.