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Venerable meaning

venerable - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Rendered sacred by religious or other associations; that should be regarded with awe and treated with reverence; as, the venerable walls of a temple or a church.
  2. 2. Capable of being venerated; worthy of veneration or reverence; deserving of honor and respect; - generally implying an advanced age; as, a venerable magistrate; a venerable parent.
  3. 3. Worthy of reverence; aged.

venerable - examples of usage

  1. The old Norman church tower came rushing now to meet them; looked down upon them, each venerable, lichened stone a mockery of this snorting, ephemeral thing of the Speed Age; and dropped behind to join the other vague memories which represented six miles of Sussex. - "The Sins of Séverac Bablon", Sax Rohmer.
  2. If we see a venerable edifice without a moat, we cannot from thence conclude, it was never the residence of a gentleman, but wherever we find one, we may conclude it was. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  3. Break the chains of these venerable spells; and at the same time beware of the modern spells which have been contrived to replace them! - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
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