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reverential

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rev·er·en·tial  (rv-rnshl)
adj.
1. Expressing reverence; reverent.
2. Inspiring reverence.

rever·ential·ly adv.

reverential (ˌrɛvəˈrɛnʃəl)
adj
1. resulting from or showing reverence: a pilgrimage is a reverential act, performed by reverent people.
ˌreverˈentially adv
rev•er•en•tial (ˌrɛv əˈrɛn ʃəl)

adj.
of the nature of or characterized by reverence; reverent.
[1545–55]
rev`er•en′tial•ly, adv.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Adj.1.reverential - feeling or manifesting veneration
reverent - feeling or showing profound respect or veneration; "maintained a reverent silence"
Translations
reverential [ˌrevəˈrenʃəl] ADJreverencial
reverential [ˌrɛvəˈrɛnʃəl] adj [tone, gesture, atmosphere, respect] → révérencieux/euse
reverential
adj awe, respectehrfürchtig; bow, gesture etcehrerbietig; in reverential tonesehrfürchtig, ehrerbietig
reverential [ˌrɛvəˈrɛnʃəl] adj (frm) (awe, bow) → riverente


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Dimmesdale was a true priest, a true religionist, with the reverential sentiment largely developed, and an order of mind that impelled itself powerfully along the track of a creed, and wore its passage continually deeper with the lapse of time.
Halting for an instant at the foot of the ladder, and with both hands grasping the ornamental knobs of the man-ropes, Father Mapple cast a look upwards, and then with a truly sailorlike but still reverential dexterity, hand over hand, mounted the steps as if ascending the main-top of his vessel.
It was again that expression of reverential ecstasy which had so worked upon her the day before.
 
 
 
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