What does the word reverend mean?

Usage examples for reverend

  1. Looks of amazement, beyond description, passed between the reverend gentlemen. – The Rector of St. Mark's by Mary J. Holmes
  2. Well, replied the Reverend Brown apologetically, not to put too fine a point on it, I think he is laughing at you. – The Wisdom of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton
  3. At length, the first boy took upon himself to ask the Reverend whether our old friend Jane was really gone? – Some-Christmas-Stories by Dickens, Charles