Her poems are treated with reverence by other poets.
Their religion has a deep reverence for nature.
The national pickle dish, kimchi, is held in such reverence that Seoul boasts a museum devoted entirely to its 160 different varieties. —The Encyclopedia of Herbs, Spices, & Flavorings, 1992
Reverence for or worship of the dead is found in all societies, because belief in life after death is universal. —World Religions, 1983
He took the command of this small party at once—the little girl and the little boy following him about with great reverence at such times as he condescended to sport with them. —William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, 1848
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin reverentia, from reverent-, reverens respectful, reverent
First Known Use: 14th century
verb\ˈrev-rən(t)s, ˈre-və-; ˈre-vərn(t)s\
Definition of REVERENCE
: to regard or treat with reverence (see 1reverence)
Examples of REVERENCE
<devotees coming to reverence their god>
Only acquaintance with the great models of antiquity moves men to love and reverence the great authors of their own time … —John Clive, Not By Fact Alone, 1989
It is our most fundamental political document, reverenced by all, the supposed cement of our society, yet it is read by few and understood by fewer still. —David M. Kennedy, New York Times Book Review, 14 Sep. 1986
None of us like mediocrity, but we all reverence perfection. —Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad, 1880