What does the word reverential mean?

Usage examples for reverential

  1. I shall always remember his reverential manner towards the old musician, and how careful he was to follow his directions; one would have said he was a diligent and obedient pupil. – Musicians of To-Day by Romain Rolland Commentator: Claude Landi
  2. But it also took away something from his high esteem for her- an esteem born of the lover's idealizings; for, while he was not of the kind of men who are on their knees before women, he did have a deep respect for Josephine, incarnation of all the material things that dazzled him- a respect with something of the reverential in it, and something of awe- more than he would have admitted to himself. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  3. In the background all the servants of the household were assembled, headed by the steward and Mrs. Mason, both quiet and reverential in their reception of the bride, as if they had never seen her before. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
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