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venerable

adjective advanced in life, ageless, at an advanced age, august, creditable, dateless, eminent, estimable, hallowed, held in esteem, highly reearded, highly reputed, highly respectable, honorable, honored, illustrious, immemorial, in favor, in high favor, noble, of repute, patriarchal, prestigious, reputable, respected, revered, time-honored, timeless, well-thought-of, worthy
See also: antique, outstanding, popular, prominent, sacrosanct, solemn
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Now, under the spacious auspices of the Yale University Press, we have what is surely the grandest of the genre, as befits the cathedral that is next only to Canterbury (and, arguably, Rochester) in venerability and second to none in the drama of its building history and in the context of secular events: the cathedral of London.
Like Le Confessionnal, Le Polygraphe is about truth and its ambiguities, the epicenter, eye-of-the-truth storm having been changed now from the venerability of the confessional and the hushed intensities of its dialogues to the steely bureaucratic monitoring of the merely bio-mechanical, polygraph/lie detector--the results of which are, in the film, invariably "inconclusive.
Hayek wanted to provide a reason for respecting traditions that went beyond acceptance of them merely on account of their Burkean venerability.
O'Flaherty, for example, seized upon the pre-Roman, pre-British antiquity of Ireland as a way of asserting its venerability and independence.
We have the award in our company lunchroom/meeting room, and it serves to remind us weekly of our accomplishments, but also, when we fail, it reminds us of venerability.
Similarly, the unctuous attribution of patriarchal venerability to Hastings as one who "had at length gone down to his grave in the fullness of age, in peace, after so many troubles, in honor, after so much obloquy" (Works 9: 546) jars after the so recent account of the pretentious ineffectuality of Hastings in retirement.
Describe the decor Solid-wood bar and substantial furnishings emphasise the pub's venerability, as do scenes from the Battle of Prestonpans and menus from bygone feasts.
Perhaps for this reason, Bilenchi's characters cling to the reassurances provided by such simple social rituals as communal meals, quiet conversations, and family outings--activities whose venerability and seeming inevitability, though sometimes marked by eruptions of violence, nonetheless sustain them through the more difficult moments of personal maturation.
For me, that slight crackle is as comforting as the hiss of logs burning in a fireplace, because it means the recording has a history--a history to which one has perhaps oneself contributed: the crackling and popping is an index to the LP's venerability, its endless revolutions in your heart, its homey audio signature.
The far-flungness of the word, the phenomenological pleasure of finding it variously transformed by Ransom's modernity and Beowulf's venerability made me feel vaguely something for which again I only found the words years later.
Rowse, a man of great age and venerability, reading on the 'Black Head' of the peninsula of Trenarren.