Origin of venerable
Examples from the Web for venerably
Historical Examples of venerably
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!Rattlin the Reefer
Pages, venerably yellow, should not be cased in military morocco, but in sober brown russia.The Book Lovers' Anthology
Word Origin for venerable
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.