Pages, venerably yellow, should not be cased in military morocco, but in sober brown russia.
That venerably bearded sexagenarian, with his philosophic leanings?
If this be the junior lord of the Admiralty,” thought I, “how venerably patriarchal must be his four seniors!
early 15c., from Latin venerabilis, from venerari "to worship, revere" (see veneration). As a title, used in reference to ecclesiastics or those who had obtained the first degree of canonization.