REVERENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of REVERENT
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 a.  respectful; worshipful; impressed with veneration or deep respect
Classic Sentence: (80 in 6 pages)
1  If you can't be reverent, at least don't be so pert and opinionated, now when men and women are dying.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
2  She felt his kiss, diffident and reverent, on her eyelid.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
3  Mary touched it herself in an eager, reverent way.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
4  He drew me into his office, remarking in a reverent voice that it was a sad time for all of us, and offered me a cigar.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9
5  After the hoisting of the flag, the animals were required to file past the skull in a reverent manner before entering the barn.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter V
6  He listened in reverent silence now to the priest's appeal and through the words he heard even more distinctly a voice bidding him approach, offering him secret knowledge and secret power.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
7  Accept, dear Madam, this token of my reverence for your courage and do not think that your sacrifice has been in vain, for this ring has been redeemed at ten times its value.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
8  In a manner of more than sacerdotal reverence he unlaced her boots, tucked her skirt about her ankles, slid on the slippers.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
9  The tight-fisted little farceur had a confused reverence for anything that seemed to him refined or clever.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
10  To neither love nor reverence wilt thou be kind; and e'en for hate thou canst but kill; and all are killed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
11  They spoke together, and the sounds of their voices were low and solemn, as if influenced by a reverence that was deeply blended with awe.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 13
12  Nothing could surpass the reverence and affection with which this unexpected visit from one who belongs rather to another world than to this, was received by his people.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 28
13  "It was the Lenni Lenape," returned Magua, affecting to bend his head in reverence to their former greatness.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 29
14  The calm and deep silence which succeeded these words sufficiently announced the awful reverence with which his people received the communication of the patriarch.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 30
15  Our want of reverence for him must have perplexed him greatly.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
Example Sentence:
1  Though I bow my head in church and recite the prayers, sometimes I don't feel properly reverent.
2  The noble soul has reverence for itself.
3  He removed his hat as a sign of reverence.
4  He is still held in great reverence throughout the country.
5  The king is limited to a symbolic figurehead, however the institution elicits huge amount of respect and reverence from the Thai people.
6  I had a theoretical reverence and homage for beauty, elegance, gallantry, fascination.
7  Nelson Mandela is revered for his brave fight against apartheid.
8  A number of institutions revered and respected in earlier times have become Aunt Sally for the present generation.
9  The intervention by Thailand's revered monarch two weeks ago is more likely to have influenced their verdict.
10  They speak reverently about this connection in private, but rarely talk about it to the press.
11  In the Orient, however, it had long been the custom to revere a monarch as if he were a divinity.