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venerable
used in To the Lighthouse

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Definition
respected (worthy of respect) — typically because of age or position
  • It was a disguise; it was the refuge of a man afraid to own his own feelings, who could not say, This is what I like—this is what I am; and rather pitiable and distasteful to William Bankes and Lily Briscoe, who wondered why such concealments should be necessary; why he needed always praise; why so brave a man in thought should be so timid in life; how strangely he was venerable and laughable at one and the same time.
    1 — The Window (35% in)

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