- rev·er·en·ti·al·i·ty [rev-uh-ren-shee-al-i-tee], /ˌrɛv əˌrɛn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/, rev·er·en·tial·ness, noun
- rev·er·en·tial·ly, adverb
- non·rev·er·en·tial, adjective
- non·rev·er·en·tial·ly, adverb
- un·rev·er·en·tial, adjective
- un·rev·er·en·tial·ly, adverb
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How to use reverential in a sentence
Though predictably reverential, the exhibits were also thoughtful and provocative.In Los Angeles, a new museum celebrates the art of moviemaking | Courtney Lichterman | October 28, 2021 | Washington Post
Whether its talking monkeys or reverential passages on Charlie Parker or Beatles albums, “First Person Singular” doesn’t break much new ground, but it will remind readers why Murakami’s work is singular.Haruki Murakami’s ‘First Person Singular’ will satisfy fans with its uncanny scenarios | Leland Cheuk | April 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Shelves have been filled with bestselling reverential SEAL, Delta Force, and sniper tales sold as memoirs.
I heard it in the reverential way they said his name, Madiba.
This volume is informative and well illustrated, and properly reverential with an introduction by Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson.Too Many Baseball Books! The 15 Big Titles of 2013 | Robert Birnbaum | May 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And given the reverential traditions and perceived rarity surrounding the Quran, the action would be seen as sincere.The U.S. Military Should Hand Out Qurans in Afghanistan as a Good-Will Gesture | Richard Miniter | March 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
His turtlenecked product launches are like tent revivals, only more hushed and reverential.
His demeanor toward the elder lawyer is deeply respectful, almost reverential.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
It was human and worldly, not lofty nor even reverential, except among the few who had deep religious wants.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
You may know it by all these signs of mahogany furniture, and leather upholstery, and waiters of reverential deportment.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
Directly after entrance reverential genuflections and holy-water dipping are indulged in.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
The actor who played Routledge tried to drop his head, according to instructions, but he looked uncomfortable, not reverential.The Autobiography of a Play | Bronson Howard
British Dictionary definitions for reverential
resulting from or showing reverence: a pilgrimage is a reverential act, performed by reverent people
- reverentially, adverb
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