What does the word reverence mean?

Usage examples for reverence

  1. The letter of the Constitution, as Mr. Lincoln clearly saw, had ceased to be regarded, at least by the great bulk of the people, with superstitious reverence. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  2. Couldn't your Reverence do it for us? – An Isle in the Water by Katharine Tynan
  3. The tears started in my eyes to look at it, and I crossed myself in reverence. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle