Self-reverence

Related to Self-reverence: reverential

Self`-rev´er`ence


n.1.A reverent respect for one's self.
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He holds himself in such royal self-reverence as to make calls for him to step down appear useless.
The result is a gem of a book whose lack of self-reverence contributes significantly to its readability and fun.
When their comportment, disposition, or self-reverence makes them less than credible and damages the integrated components of a society's self-image and constructive hopes, the resulting decline of credibility, relevance, and leadership impact is real and debilitating.
In highlighting both the beauty and vacuity of the material, the orchestra revels in the triviality and the self-reverence of popular and highbrow music, while being both serious and light-hearted.
Most everyone with a TV did watch, but much of the comic brio was sacrificed in favor of self-reverence and psycho-babble.
23] This use of the phrase indicates that self-reverence includes an attention to behavior and carriage, but because Stevens is speaking as her daughter's "preceptress," this lesson falls within the context of female education.
Yet she applies his ideas to a feminine world in which writing was not encouraged, and where self-reverence could be compared to self-complacency, or self-estimation and self-reliance.
Instead of God's wrath or the nation's scorn, the danger is self-condemnation, self-division, loss of self-reverence.
25) He is not only freed from civil and ecclesiastical laws but also freed for (or forced to accept) a new self-reverence, an altered consciousness, and future activism - a new self.