venerable


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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
References in classic literature ?
We have already hinted that it is not our purpose to trace down the history of the Pyncheon family, in its unbroken connection with the House of the Seven Gables; nor to show, as in a magic picture, how the rustiness and infirmity of age gathered over the venerable house itself.
I must plead guilty to the charge of abbreviating the official breath of more than one of these venerable servants of the republic.
And with no less do I tell the tale," said Don Quixote; "and so, to proceed- the venerable Montesinos led me into the palace of crystal, where, in a lower chamber, strangely cool and entirely of alabaster, was an elaborately wrought marble tomb, upon which I beheld, stretched at full length, a knight, not of bronze, or marble, or jasper, as are seen on other tombs, but of actual flesh and bone.
My children," concluded this venerable person, "do nothing rashly.
As to Captain Bonneville, he slept in the lodge of the venerable patriarch, who had evidently conceived a most disinterested affection for him; as was shown on the following morning.
The house in itself was already an historic document, though not, of course, as venerable as certain other old family houses in University Place and lower Fifth Avenue.
A close observer might perhaps detect both in her eye and her brother's, when their venerable grandsire anticipates his being gone, some little impatience to know when he may be going, and some resentful opinion that it is time he went.
Soon a venerable fossil, shawled to the chin and bandaged like a mummy, appeared at the door of the after deck-house, and the next lurch of the ship shot him into my arms.
Innocent and venerable infancy of art and contrivances!
We regret to announce that this venerable lady was seized with an alarming illness on Saturday last, at her mansion in town.
We have come to think of Venerable as meaning very old.
IN the spring of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-eight there lived, in a certain county of North Britain, two venerable White Owls.