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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

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

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

Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
Plato

Nature best teaches how to pray, and how to reverence all the gifts the Almighty has given us. She is like a vast outspread handkerchief, embroidered with God's eternal name, on which we may dry alike our tears of sorrow and of joy; she turns weeping into ecstasy, and fills our hearts with speechless, quiet reverence and resignation.
Robert Schumann

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
John Adams
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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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