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  • Most contemporary Hindus do not actually worship the cow; though many venerate her.
  • Many venerate Mother Teresa because of her life of service and sacrifice.
  • Many Americans venerate the courage shown by the Founding Fathers.
  • But it is a pleasure to me to admire him at a distance—and to think of his infinite superiority to all the rest of the world, with the gratitude, wonder, and veneration,
    Jane Austen  --  Emma

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  • Rob wanted to make a public statement to defend himself, but he realized that going up against such a venerated figure in the media was a no-win situation.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Professor Emerson Sillerton was a thorn in the side of Newport society; and a thorn that could not be plucked out, for it grew on a ... venerated family tree.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • he leaned on her young trust and veneration, he liked to draw forth her fresh interest in listening, as a means of encouragement to himself
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Uncle Pio had long since communicated to Camila his veneration for great poets and Camila never questioned the view that they were a little above the kings and not below the saints.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • But they love and venerate the great white chief.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • so many other people treated Major - de Coverley with such profound and fearful veneration that Colonel Cathcart had a hunch they might know something.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • he had a profound veneration for my abilities
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Cockily, he walked close before he recognized Tom; and when he did, his boasting face changed, and admiration and veneration shone in his eyes, and his swagger fell away.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • I deeply venerated my cousin’s talent and principle.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • ...master stonemasons, erecting Templar churches all over Europe, but Rosslyn was considered their most sublime labor of love and veneration.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • "My mother," said St. Clare, getting up and walking to a picture at the end of the room, and gazing upward with a face fervent with veneration, "she was divine!"
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • I remember vividly another evening, when something led us to talk of Dante’s veneration for Virgil.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • Although Moody’s countrymen officially hate Americans, they venerate the American educational system.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • It is inconceivable, the agony with which this public veneration tortured him.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • what feeling except veneration could such a man as my father evoke?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I particularly venerated Mr. Wopsle
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Passepartout started off forthwith, and found himself in the streets of Allahabad, that is, the City of God, one of the most venerated in India,
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • By your glorious father, and by yourself, whom I love and venerate above all the world, I swear it.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Everywhere the name of M. Madeleine was pronounced with veneration.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He venerated Snape, the first Slytherin headmaster since he himself had controlled the school,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The roar that went up from the crowd in St. Peter’s Square was like none the camerlegno had ever heard-crying, screaming, chanting, praying . . . a mix of veneration and terror.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I had not yet been a year in this country before I contracted such a love and veneration for the inhabitants, that I entered on a firm resolution never to return to humankind,
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • after they have both kneeled three times with the utmost veneration,
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • ...and it is now reckoned the greatest good luck to kiss or touch the iron chains with which they girt and tortured their bodies, and they are held in greater veneration,
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • ...the veneration due to its sacred name and origin,
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • Pope Leo ... will make it still greater and more venerated by his goodness and infinite other virtues.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • She fell upon her knees, and clinging to this stroller’s child looked up at her almost with veneration.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • A fortunate chance had recommended him to Lady Catherine de Bourgh when the living of Hunsford was vacant; and the respect which he felt for her high rank, and his veneration for her as his patroness, mingling with a very good opinion of himself, of his authority as a clergyman, and his right as a rector, made him altogether a mixture of pride and obsequiousness, self-importance and humility.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • For forty or fifty years past, from the times of former elders, no visitors had entered that cell without feelings of the profoundest veneration.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Eagerly I followed the god of my youth, the object, all my life long, of love and veneration.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • He is my husband’s best and dearest friend, he is our children’s darling, he is the object of our deepest love and veneration.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Our intention, in short, is to introduce our heroine with the utmost solemnity ... and all other circumstances proper to raise the veneration of our reader.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • why should I venerate and be ceremonious?
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • The arms at attention, the eyes ever lowered, a venerating bend to his head.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • The way the Indians venerate this terrain now, we’ll come to see it as sacred in the next century.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • We stood wordlessly there for a minute or two, venerating the cross, until the guard rubbed it out and walked away.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • the same enthusiasm and veneration which make clever and pretty women of the middle classes fall victims to the physical and intellectual charms of a duchess, even though she be ugly and a fool.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • ...he venerated Big Brother,
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • guilty of murder on the person of the respected and venerated Don Cesare Torlini,
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • would say—"This man had no self-esteem, and no veneration."
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Never before, Siddhartha had venerated a person so much, never before he had loved a person as much as this one.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Then Gannel instructed Eragon how to properly venerate the god, explaining the signs and words that were used for homage.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • a symbol behind which are massed twenty centuries of authority and veneration.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • At this time she had a cult for Mary Stuart and enthusiastic veneration for illustrious or unhappy women.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • With the greatest respect... and... and veneration.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • They greeted him with a solemnity that on this occasion had more of condolence than veneration,
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
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