• WordNet 3.6
    • adj reverent showing great reverence for god "a godly man","leading a godly life"
    • adj reverent feeling or showing profound respect or veneration "maintained a reverent silence"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Paul Revere Paul Revere
Paul Revere's Ride Paul Revere's Ride

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When you give someone roses, the color can have a meaning. The meaning of rose colors: Red = Love and respect, Deep pink = Gratitude, appreciation, Light pink = Admiration, sympathy White = Reverence, humility, Yellow = Joy, gladness,Orange = Enthusiasm, desire, Red & yellow blend = Gaiety, joviality,Pale blended tones = Sociability, friendship
    • Reverent Disposed to revere; impressed with reverence; submissive; humble; respectful; as, reverent disciples. "They . . . prostrate fell before him reverent ."
    • Reverent Expressing reverence, veneration, devotion, or submission; as, reverent words; reverent behavior.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • reverent Feeling or displaying reverence; impressed with veneration or deep respect; standing in awe with admiration, as before superior age, worth, capacity, power, or achievement.
    • reverent Proceeding from or characteristic of reverence; expressive of veneration or profound respect and awe: as, reverent conduct; a reverent attitude toward religious questions.
    • reverent Reverend.
    • reverent Strong; undiluted: noting liquors.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Reverent showing reverence: submissive: humble
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Sunday is the core of our civilization, dedicated to thought and reverence.”
  • Pauline Kael
    Pauline Kael
    “One of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence for the superior tastes of those who put him down.”
  • Voltaire
    “It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “The highest happiness of man is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable.”
  • John Ruskin
    “An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind.”
  • Lao-Tzu
    “The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, We did it ourselves.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. reverens, -entis, p. pr. of revereri,. See Revere
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. reverer (Fr. révérer)—L. reverērire-, inten., verēri, to feel awe.


In literature:

Much as I admired and revered this "noble army of martyrs," I lacked moral courage to emulate their example.
"Memories" by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
Her reverence for the memory of my grandfather was idolatry.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
A man must reverence only his ruling faculty and the divinity within him.
"Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus" by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Where is it to be had out of a gintleman's family, as his Reverence says thrue enough.
"Phil Purcel, The Pig-Driver; The Geography Of An Irish Oath; The Lianhan Shee" by William Carleton
His Reverence, however, was seldom at a loss.
"Going To Maynooth Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
A pleasant gintleman is the same Father Murray, but yer Reverence is too deep for him in the jokin' line, for all that.
"The Poor Scholar" by William Carleton
Your Reverence is to call us next Sunday, as Phelim tould you.
"Phelim O'toole's Courtship and Other Stories Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
Your Reverence will kindly send the amount to me at the time and in the manner most convenient.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by Emma Helen Blair
Paul Revere was the name of this expectant patriot.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
She captivated by her charms, and inspired her husband and son with, reverence for her character.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli

In poetry:

When he passed, they reverent sought,
Where his hand lay prest,
For the cup he bare, they thought,
Hidden in his breast.
"The Sangreal" by George MacDonald
Fair City by the Sea! upraise
His veil with reverent hands;
And mingle with thy own the praise
And pride of other lands.
"Fitz-Greene Halleck" by John Greenleaf Whittier
There where the leaves are turning,
I harken with reverent ear;
All that is growing or dying,
Fading or blooming, I hear.
"Autumn Days" by Franz Emanuel August Von Geibel
And the teaching of forgiveness,
Grey Iona's creed, became
Not a sign for men to reverence,
But a burning brand of shame.
"Loch Buy" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Beside the unveiled mysteries
Of life and death go stand,
With guarded lips and reverent eyes
And pure of heart and hand.
"The Healer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
He enters in. The townsfolk stand
In reverent silence round,
To see the lord of all the land
Take house in narrow ground.
"The Burial of William - the Conqueror" by Robert Fuller Murray

In news:

Mr.' Man: Christopher Patrick Mullen plays the revered local sheriff in Mr Hart and Mr Brown.
In the recent annals of Revere politics, this is about the most egregious civil rights violation we have seen.
In the famous poem "Paul Revere's Ride," Revere instructs his fellow patriots to use lanterns to signal whether there's an attack coming by land or sea.
200 years of happy customers, from Paul Revere to the Saudi government. The home of Paul Revere is now a historical museum on Boston's Freedom Trail.
Sarah Palin's much-ridiculed story of Paul Revere isn't entirely wrong, but it's badly twisted.
(Charles Krupa/AP) On Monday, BlogPost created a quiz to test our collective knowledge about Paul Revere 's Ride.
Article " Paul Revere According to Palin" Is Not Available At This Time.
I didn't mess up about Paul Revere .
I didn't 'mess up' Paul Revere history.
Fans of Paul Revere and the Raiders will have reason to celebrate on March 23.
Paul Revere School gets $9.6 million state check during ceremony last Friday.
Texas Gov Rick Perry is less than revered back home, where he is widely ridiculed as Gov Good Hair.
Unless one lives on Revere Beach Boulevard, then Hurricane Irene turned out to be nothing more than a passing fancy.
Skipper and dominant force for the '70s champs, Reed is revered as much for his leadership as his ability.

In science:

Speci fically, we follow the approach of [7, 10, 11] and revers e the trend to show that these finite dimensional results have a lot to offer in the original setting of , and in particular as tools for a numerical study of singularly perturbed (integro) differential operators.
On Temple--Kato like inequalities and applications
Finally, the authors wish to recognize and acknowledge the very significant cultural role and reverence that the summit of Mauna Kea has always had within the indigenous Hawaiian community.
Discovery of a Highly Unequal-Mass Binary T Dwarf with Keck Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics: A Coevality Test of Substellar Theoretical Models and Effective Temperatures
PT acknowledges financial contribution from contract ASIINAF I/088/06/0. “The authors wish to recognize and acknowledge the very significant cultural role and reverence that the summit of Mauna Kea has always had within the indigenous Hawaiian community.
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey: Optical spectroscopy of faint X-ray sources with the VLT and Keck
Indeed it is gratifying to see that the revered physics journal Reviews of Modern Physics has published already their first review on Econophysics, namely on “Statistical mechanics of money, wealth, and income” by physicist Victor Yakovenko and economist J.
Fifteen Years of Econophysics Research
Its success, clearly exemplified by the magnitude of the operating system GNU/Linux, came as a surprise to even the most optimistic programmers, who thought that big applications would always need a reverent cathedralbuilding approach.
Automatic Deduction in Dynamic Geometry using Sage