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Definition of Reverence

Reverence

  1. Profound respect and esteem mingled with fear and affection, as for a holy being or place; the disposition to revere; veneration.
  2. The act of revering; a token of respect or veneration; an obeisance.
  3. That which deserves or exacts manifestations of reverence; reverend character; dignity; state.
  4. 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.
  5. To regard or treat with reverence; to regard with respect and affection mingled with fear; to venerate.

Reverence Quotations

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
John Milton

The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
Swami Vivekananda

Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
Pythagoras

Here's the thing: the unit of reverence in Europe is the family, which is why a child born today of unmarried parents in Sweden has a better chance of growing up in a house with both of his parents than a child born to a married couple in America. Here we revere the couple, there they revere the family.
Elizabeth Gilbert

'Out of Africa,' Dinesen's second book, is a love story, though not the one portrayed by Streep and Redford in the film. The memoir is about Dinesen's love of East Africa - the cultures, the landscapes, the animals. The feeling that saturates the book is reverence.
Joanna Scott
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Reverence Translations

reverence in German is Ehrfurcht
reverence in Latin is veneratio, saluto
reverence in Spanish is reverencia
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