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Reverence meaning

reverence - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. Profound respect and esteem mingled with fear and affection, as for a holy being or place; the disposition to revere; veneration.
  2. 2. The act of revering; a token of respect or veneration; an obeisance.
  3. 3. That which deserves or exacts manifestations of reverence; reverend character; dignity; state.
  4. 4. To regard or treat with reverence; to regard with respect and affection mingled with fear; to venerate.
  5. 5. A person entitled to be revered; - a title applied to priests or other ministers with the pronouns his or your; sometimes poetically to a father.
  6. 6. Respectful awe; veneration; a respectful salutation; title of the clergy.
  7. 7. To regard with reverence; venerate.

reverence - examples of usage

  1. " There is scarce any matter of duty but it concerns them both alike, and is only distinguished by names, and hath its variety by circumstances and little accidents: and what in one is called love, in the other is called reverence; and what in the wife is obedience, the same in the man is duty. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. He would have had too much reverence for you, too much self- respect, too much pride." - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  3. She had looked up suddenly, and her eyes had met mine with the passion kept out of them, and only reverence for her there. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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