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- A boy's sheepishness is by no means a sign of overmastering reverence; and while you are making encouraging advances to him under the idea that he is overwhelmed by a sense of your age and wisdom, ten to one he is thinking you extremely queer.1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (50% in)
reverence = feelings of deep respect and admiration — sometimes with a mixture of wonder and awe or fear
- The religion of the Dodsons consisted in revering whatever was customary and respectable; it was necessary to be baptized, else one could not be buried in the church-yard, and to take the sacrament before death, as a security against more dimly understood perils; but it was of equal necessity to have the proper pall-bearers and well-cured hams at one's funeral, and to leave an unimpeachable will.4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet (59% in)
There are no more uses of "revere" in The Mill on the Floss.
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