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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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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.
No one could be in any doubt about the venerability of the dynasty and their firm establishment on a throne rich in history.
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.
The contrast between America and Europe was thought to be the difference between youth and age, novelty and venerability, innocence and experience, purity and corruption, guilelessness and sophistication, naturalness and artificiality.
Their singularity derives in part from simply having lasted so long, just as in various Native American religions an aged boulder through sheer perseverance takes on a certain venerability and holiness.
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.
There is, however, one spirit I detect hovering over Spirits Hovering Over the Ashes, never mentioned by Hix but of equal venerability to that of Wittgenstein (whose words provide the title and epigraph of the book): that of Walter Benjamin, recording angel of Modernist melancholias.
Rowse, a man of great age and venerability, reading on the 'Black Head' of the peninsula of Trenarren.
1988, "Public Intervention Revisited: Is Venerability Vulnerable?
Especially not with those connotations of praiseworthiness, stuffiness, and venerability that we insist on attaching to it, and which are so contrary to the spirit of licentious, if not criminal, play from which art is inseparable.