Despite the “Genius” in its title, this is a history of modernism refreshingly devoid of reverence.
And largely secular political leaders fail to understand how a holy book is, itself, an object of reverence.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma inspires Steve Jobs–like reverence in China.
I get the reverence for tradition that defines a place like Ole Miss.
The Vietnamese Tết festival, with its special dishes and reverence for children and elders.
Harvey always looked upon them with reverence, if not with awe.
They have a reverence for their dead which is not equalled by any people on the face of the earth.
And Mrs. Dillane said, "Your reverence, none of us can do that."
Yet he took it from the basket with something like reverence.
I cannot, in reverence to her, set down what she said she found there.
late 13c., from Old French reverence "respect, awe," from Latin reverentia "awe, respect," from revereri "to stand in awe of, respect, honor, fear, be afraid of; revere," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + vereri "stand in awe of, fear," from PIE *wer- "to be or become aware of, perceive, watch out for" (cf. Old English wær "aware, cautious;" see wary).
late 14c., "treat with respect, honor; venerate, pay pious homage to; esteem, value; bow to (someone); do honor to," from reverence (n.). Related: Reverenced; reverencing.