There is a sign urging quiet, so you approach slowly and reverently, as you might an important tomb.
Nevertheless he reverently greeted the friar and bade him be seated.
I said, as I picked Percy up and placed him reverently in my waistcoat pocket.
Monte-Cristo and his children found refuge in the hut of Alexis, to which Haydée's body was reverently borne.
Let us reverently, but honestly, look the question in the face.
"With God all things are possible," reverently replied the other, laying a kindly hand on the young man's shoulder.
What if Honora refused this gift laid so reverently at her feet?
Carefully she folded the matted circle of feathers in its muslin covering and reverently replaced it in the bureau drawer.
I took his old hand in mine and raised it reverently to my lips.
And when she gave it to him he folded it reverently and put it away.
late 14c., "reverend;" late 15c., "characterized by reverence, deeply respectful," from Old French reverent and directly from Latin reverentem (nominative reverens), present participle of revereri (see reverence). The sense of "reverend" was common 14c. through 17c. Related: Reverently.