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Very Reverend   /vˈɛri rˈɛvərənd/   Listen
Very Reverend

A title of respect for various ecclesiastical officials (as cathedral deans and canons and others).

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"Very Reverend" Quotes from Famous Books

... to Captain Bunker, with a gracious wave of his hand towards the extraordinary figures, "to present you to the illustrious Don Miguel Briones, Comandante of the Presidio of Todos Santos, at present hidden in the fog, and the very reverend and pious Padre Esteban, of the Mission of Todos Santos, likewise invisible. When I state to you," he continued, with a slight lifting of his voice, so as to include the curious passengers in his explanation, ...
— The Crusade of the Excelsior • Bret Harte

... others,—a man who has been dipped in the river of God (a surer baptism than Styx or dragon's blood) till his character is of perfect proof, and who appears plainly as the very soul and life of the young Colony. Very reverend and godly he truly was, and a respect not merely ceremonious, but personal, a respect that savors of love, shows itself in the letters addressed to him. Charity and tolerance flow so naturally from the pen of Williams that it is plain they were in ...
— Among My Books - First Series • James Russell Lowell

Words linked to "Very Reverend" :   form of address, title, title of respect

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