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regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration — sometimes with a mixture of wonder and awe or fear
  • reverently asked Kennicott.
    Chapter 23 (51% in)
reverently = with feelings of deep respect and admiration — sometimes with a mixture of wonder and awe or fear
  • 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?
    Chapter 10 (70% in)
  • In a manner of more than sacerdotal reverence he unlaced her boots, tucked her skirt about her ankles, slid on the slippers.
    Chapter 10 (75% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 19 (96% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 23 (14% in)
  • He looked at her reverently.
    Chapter 29 (21% in)
  • The tight-fisted little farceur had a confused reverence for anything that seemed to him refined or clever.
    Chapter 29 (80% in)
  • She felt his kiss, diffident and reverent, on her eyelid.
    Chapter 31 (16% in)
  • ...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...
    Chapter 32 (11% in)

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