• WordNet 3.6
    • n venerability the quality of deserving veneration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Venerability The quality or state of being venerable; venerableness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n venerability The state or character of being venerable.
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  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.”
  • Karl Kraus
    “Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.”
  • George Jean Nathan
    “Patriotism is a arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.”
  • Charles Baudelaire
    “We all have the republican spirit in our veins, like syphilis in our bones. We are democratized and venerealized.”


In literature:

The venereal disease, though common in the Malay bazaars, is in the inland country almost unknown.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
At Philadelphia I called on the venerable and beloved Franklin.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Next to him came the evidence given by the 'venerable et savant homme Maitre Jean Barbier, docteur es lois.
"Joan of Arc" by Ronald Sutherland Gower
A venerable piece of artillery.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
There are two or three venerable old men amongst these Tuaricks, together with some young ones.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1" by James Richardson
And this was the origin of the rosary, woven by pious hands for the veneration of Mary, the mystical rose.
"The Excellence of the Rosary" by M. J. Frings
Bede, the Venerable, brief account of him and his works, vii.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
Behold that venerable man!
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
His whole figure impressed me with emotions of veneration and awe.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
The Boy made up his mind to join the Catholic Church and went straight to Father Wilson, the venerable head of the college.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon

In poetry:

Ye Moon and Planets, who dispence,
By God's Command, your Influence;
Resign to him, as your Creator due,
That Veneration which Men pay to you.
"A Paraphrase On The CXLVIIIth Psalm" by Wentworth Dillon
Thou hast my better years,
Thou hast my earlier friends--the good--the kind,
Yielded to thee with tears--
The venerable form--the exalted mind.
"The Past" by William Cullen Bryant
Welcome, thrice venerable sage! approach.
Art thou that Daniel whom my great forefather
Brought hither with the captive tribes of Judah?
"Belshazzar. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
How little is there on the earth
That I at length can venerate?
I see at most one world-wide dearth
Of wisdom free,
True piety,
Of noble love, of honest hate.
"Finality" by Charles Harpur
Venerable elder, rise
From the ground; thy very presence
Gives me joy, a certain instinct
Even at sight of thee doth tell me
Thou alone canst save my son.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Outside your window, venerable with light
The transient dusk, whose tale is never ended,
Paused in a foreigner pausing, used to night
Yet one lamp vicariously befriended.
"A Refugee" by Lilian Bowes Lyon

In news:

Mudfort' no more — Bolivar venerates Venezuelan freedom fighter .
It's time BYTE, the most venerated tech media source of all time, is back.
CSBS is a highly regarded, venerable organization representing the 50 state banking supervisors.
The venerable newspaper is in trouble.
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has encountered a new environment more than 11 billion miles from Earth, suggesting that the venerable probe is on the cusp of leaving the solar system.
Venerable industries such as timber, agriculture and mining still drive the economy, while fresh sectors like high tech are playing a larger role.
This venerable Arlington eatery still offers some hearty American fare.
The New York Times reports today on its front page of a course offered at New York University by that venerable institution's President, Dr John Sexton.
Medicare, the venerable health care program for the elderly, is under attack again.
US has one of the highest rates of venereal disease.
Crash course from venerable Champ Bailey might buoy Broncos' young DBs.
This is a tale of three crime-writing heavyweights, all offering new takes on venerable characters in the same mould.
There, old age is venerated and researchers have noticed that older Chinese do NOT have poor memories .
Meet Scott Vener, the Music Man Making Myspace Cool Again (Or Trying To).

In science:

Pure diffusion on lattices has a long and venerable tradition in statistical mechanics .
Collective dynamics in coupled maps on a lattice with quenched disorder
A venerable principle holds that the Fourier transform of a measure is “small” in a meaningful sense when linear structure is absent, in certain circumstances.
On random multilinear operator inequalities
It should also be mentioned here that the use of boundary theory has a venerable tradition in connection with random walks; see [KV83] and [Woe00].
Search trees: Metric aspects and strong limit theorems
Known as capillary waves , these fluctuations have a venerable history.
Driven Diffusive Systems: An Introduction and Recent Developments
The study of the baryon spectrum is a venerable art .
Boundary of Nuclear Physics and QCD