• WordNet 3.6
    • n venerableness the quality of deserving veneration
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n venerableness 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 venerable Kanwa is only her reputed father.
"Hindu Literature" by Epiphanius Wilson
The venerable vicar of Worthing, the Rev.
"The Parish Clerk (1907)" by Peter Hampson Ditchfield
People in their 50s were deemed venerable.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
With vengeful hatred he reached for Samuel Rutherford, the venerable minister of Anwoth.
"Sketches of the Covenanters" by J. C. McFeeters
Boys are to be taken to hospitals to see the results of venereal disease.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
That venerable lady chanced to be a spectator of the scene, and ever after made it her favorite narrative.
"Twice Told Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
A turn of the road brought Porto Venere in sight, and on its grey walls flashed a gleam of watery sunlight.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series" by John Addington Symonds
The Ramayana contains about fifty thousand lines, and is held in great veneration by the Hindoos.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Up rose my uncle, that strangely venerable, pale portrait, in his loose Rembrandt black velvet.
"Uncle Silas" by J. S. LeFanu
This venerable Scottish gentleman was for many years the delight of all who had the privilege of knowing him.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott

In poetry:

Bold River! soon within the deep,
Each weary strife and conflict o'er,
Thy venerable waves shall sleep,
And feel opposing rocks no more!
"To The River" by Matilda Betham
In the sleep-haunted gloom
Born of the slumbrous twilight in these shades,
These vast and venerable collonades,
I welcome thee, dear June!
"The Woods in June" by Kate Seymour Maclean
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
Therefore with glowing hearts and proud glad tears,
The children of her Island Realm to—day
Recall her sixty venerable years
Of virtuous sway.
"Victoria" by Alfred Austin
O thing of darkness born! A deity
Were you not once, revered and venerated?
It was not God that made us. It was we
That slavishly the gods created.
"The Stone Idol" by Ivan Bunin

In news:

LONDON – Aquascutum, the venerable British fashion brand that has been worn by Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher, has been placed into receivership.
A Venerable Czech Cartoon Character Infiltrates NASA.
Houston's jazz scene lost one of its most venerable and visible figures when Ben "Scatman" Turner passed away late last month.
Few seem to be enjoying the management meltdown at the venerable BBC more than Rupert Murdoch, the News Corp.
I was in Evansville earlier this week and drove by the venerable old structure.
For nearly 20 years, the venerable Bob Marley has been remembered and celebrated at Jamaica's wildly popular Reggae Sunsplash music festival held in the steamy month of August.
Zuckerman has sold the venerable 140-year-old magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, to David G Bradley, a Washington millionaire who has been trying to raise the profile of a fledgling media empire, it was announced last night.
When the venerable Admiral Benbow Inn finally gave up the ghost a few years ago, its passing was attended by fans, pirates, even the mayor.
Venerable Santa Barbara Institution Closes Without Warning.
LONDON — Few seem to be enjoying the management meltdown at the venerable BBC more than Rupert Murdoch, the News Corp.
In Vermont, a Venerable Paper Fights for Readers.
The venerable firm adds three holiday-themed.
When Ford announced back in December it would replace its venerable E-Series van with a version of the next-generation, European-developed Transit, details weren't exactly forthcoming.
Some conservative pundits are still mad at the editors of National Review for an editorial in which the venerable magazine urged Republicans not to back Newt Gingrich for president.
The venerable 686-seat theater is experiencing a financial renaissance after a successful fundraising drive saw it recently bring in a seven-figure haul.

In science:

The venerable Wounded Nucleon Model (WNM) describes the production of secondary hadrons in nuclear collisions as a fragmentation of participating (wounded) nucleons.
Simple models of the contribution of intermediate state gluons to J\psi suppression at the CERN SPS
Pure diffusion on lattices has a long and venerable tradition in statistical mechanics .
Collective dynamics in coupled maps on a lattice with quenched disorder
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
Disentangling the effects of metallicity and reddening has a venerable history (Feast 1991).
The effect of metallicity on the Cepheid distance scale and its implications for the Hubble constant ($H_0$) determination
Known as capillary waves , these fluctuations have a venerable history.
Driven Diffusive Systems: An Introduction and Recent Developments