Reverent sentence example
He was, however, blameless in morals and reverent in religion.
Now in this second month of spring, in reverent observance of the old statutes, with victims, silks, spirits, and fruits, I offer sacrifice to thee.
He walked down the hill, pausing a reverent moment at the headstone, and then ducked under a limb as he continued down the hill.
We were asked to be reverent while touring the ancient temple.
Thanks to the reverent charity of the laymen, they do not live much worse than Benedictine monks.Advertisement
They show a gentle and reverent but simple spirit.
Sam's voice lowered to a reverent tone as he entered the church.
A reverent silence fell over the crowd as the beloved king walked out onto the balcony.
The particularities of the worship, its minute and truly ingenious re-adaptations of sacraments, prayers, reverent signs, down even to the invocation of a New Trinity, need not detain us.
The province of reverent theology is to aid accurate thinking by the use of metaphysical or psychological terms. Its definitions are no more an end in themselves than an analysis of good drinking water, which by itself leaves us thirsty but encourages us to drink.Advertisement
Thomas Aquinas based his justification of them on the idea of reverent commemoration; since we venerate the saints, we must also show reverence for their relics, for whoever loves another does honour to that which remains of him after death.
His reverent attachment to Faraday is beautifully manifested in his memorial volume called Faraday as a Discoverer (1868).
His attitude toward religion was in fact deeply reverent and sincere, but he insisted that religion was purely an individual matter, "evidenced, as concerns the world by each one's daily life," and demanded absolute freedom of private judgment.
From his age to the decay of Roman civilization there were never altogether wanting men devoted to the study of their nation's past; but none ever pursued the task with the advantages of Varro's comprehensive learning, his indefatigable industry and his reverent yet discriminating regard for the men and the institutions of the earlier ages.
Those taking part in processions are to walk bare-headed (weather permitting), two and two, in decent costume, and with reverent mien; clergy and laity, men and women, are to walk separately.Advertisement
The second volume contains the record of his deeds and words during the years of his exile; like the first and the third, it is headed by a memorable preface, as well worth the reverent study of those who may dissent from some of the writer's views as of those who may assent to all.
There is at the very heart of Christianity what you can only call a deep and reverent agnosticism.
The bourgeoisie has stripped of its halo every occupation hitherto honored and looked up to with reverent awe.
There was the sharp rejoinder of unbelief, matched by the reverent mystified faith of the few who refused to go away.
I am tempted to say " Here endeth the lesson " but in very reverent tones.Advertisement
We're not reverent either, which always helps.
His addresses were not lacking in humor, but were always deeply reverent in tone.
I don't suppose I shall ever go to such another service - it was so reverent and the surroundings so rough.
Whatever is noble, whatever is dignified, whatever is reverent, whatever is lofty, not trashy, mundane, common.
The unfinished poems, Dieu and La Fin de Satan, are full to overflowing of such magnificent work, such wise simplicity of noble thought, such heroic and pathetic imagination, such reverent and daring faith, as no other poet has ever cast into deathless words and set to deathless music. Les Jumeaux, an unfinished tragedy, would possibly have been the very greatest of his works if it had been completed on the same scale and on the same lines as it was begun and carried forward to the point at which it was cut short for ever.Advertisement
In the dignity and simplicity of the old backwoodsman there is something almost Hebraic. With his naïve vanity and strong reverent piety, his valiant wariness, his discriminating cruelty, his fine natural sense of right and wrong, his rough limpid honesty, his kindly humour, his picturesque dialect, and his rare skill in woodcraft, he has all the breadth and roundness of a type and all the eccentricities and peculiarities of a portrait.
There is, however, a yet higher point to be reached in the upward ascent of the Neoplatonist from matter; and here the divergence of Plotinus from Platonic idealism is none the less striking, because it is a bona fide result of reverent reflection on Plato's teaching.
His myth, to be afterwards narrated, is found pictorially represented in a tomb and in the late temple of Philae, is frequently alluded to in the litanies of the dead about 1400 B.C., is indicated with reverent awe by Herodotus, and after the Christian era is described at full length by Plutarch.
Whilst fun, the show became slightly more reverent in its ecclesiastical setting.
This friendship appears to have decided Lydgate's career, and in his Troy-book and elsewhere are reverent and touching tributes to his "master."Advertisement
We may, alternatively, describe Martineau's religion as his applied philosophy or his philosophy as his explicated religion, and both as the expression of his singularly fine ethical and reverent nature.
Now in this second month of spring, in reverent observance of the old statutes, with victims, silks, spirits, and fruits, I offer sacrifice to thee."
Thanks to the reverent charity of the laymen, they do not live much worse than Benedictine monks; and the prohibition to live in houses does not extend to caves.
Then they can train the younger women Titus is to teach the older women to also be reverent in the way they live.
A reverent silence filled the hall, as tho all felt deeply the solemnity of this day.Advertisement
Little Annie looked up at her father with a reverent gaze.
An arabesque (pronounced air-uh-besk) is often found in classical ballet, but is also used in praise dance, especially during a dramatic or reverent moment.
Christmas has a long, solemn history as a reverent and spiritual holiday, but it also has a humorous side that is often depicted in crazy funny Christmas songs.
This reverent 15th century carol has the Christ child acknowledging the Lord.
Wesley had left specific instructions that his words be set to slow, reverent music; Mendelssohn was adamant that his music be for secular use only.Advertisement
Gemmy's is the leading manufacturer of these, and you'll find a huge selection of holiday themes from the whimsical to the reverent.
Some are patriotic and show support for husbands at war, while others are reverent and commemorate the loss of husbands or other at war.
We assume that the rite employed was serious and Anglican may reverent, and there is no longer any need to refute the fable of a ludicrous consecration at the "Nag's Head " tavern.
Reverent toward the Holy Scriptures, he spoke not as their expositor but with a divine power which invests his words with immediate and full authority.
At the same time the differences are the more noteworthy from the reverent adhesion which the Neoplatonists always maintain to Plato.Advertisement
Here faith means more than loyal acceptance of the divine law and reverent trust in the lawgiver; it implies a consciousness, at once continually present and continually transcended, of the radical imperfection of all human obedience to the law, and at the same time of the irremissible condemnation which this imperfection entails.
In the dignity and simplicity of the old backwoodsman there is something almost Hebraic. With his naÃ¯ve vanity and strong reverent piety, his valiant wariness, his discriminating cruelty, his fine natural sense of right and wrong, his rough limpid honesty, his kindly humour, his picturesque dialect, and his rare skill in woodcraft, he has all the breadth and roundness of a type and all the eccentricities and peculiarities of a portrait.
From broken remarks about Natasha and his father, from the emotion with which Pierre spoke of that dead father, and from the careful, reverent tenderness with which Natasha spoke of him, the boy, who was only just beginning to guess what love is, derived the notion that his father had loved Natasha and when dying had left her to his friend.
Four women day workers, spoken of with reverent awe, earn - 13s. a week.
Do you live in reverent fear / awe of who Jesus is?Advertisement
He was blessed with great energy and a less than reverent attitude to formalities which made him approachable and easy to work with.
We watched the child draw its last breath in reverent silence.
The Highland Council has a duty to ensure that the deceased are buried or cremated in an efficient, sensitive and reverent manner.
We 're not reverent either, which always helps.
I do n't suppose I shall ever go to such another service - it was so reverent and the surroundings so rough.
The 19th century had no more reverent thinker than Martineau; the awe of the Eternal was the very atmosphere that he breathed, and he looked at man with the compassion of one whose thoughts were full of God.
Their literary and speculative qualities are indeed exceptionally brilliant; they are splendid in diction, elaborate in argument, cogent yet reverent, keen while fearless in criticism.