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In childhood, I had always been accustomed to regard him with a feeling of reverential awe - but lately, even now, surmounted, for, though he had a fatherly kindness for the well-behaved, he was a strict disciplinarian, and had often sternly reproved our juvenile failings and peccadilloes; and moreover, in those days, whenever he called upon our parents, we had to stand up before him, and say our catechism, or repeat, 'How doth the little busy bee,' or some other hymn, or - worse than all - be questioned about his last text, and the heads of the discourse, which we never could remember.
Thus spake the trodden one, and Zarathustra rejoiced at his words and their refined reverential style.
My Dear Madam,--Although it is so many years since I profited by your delightful and invaluable instructions, yet I have ever retained the FONDEST and most reverential regard for Miss Pinkerton, and DEAR Chiswick.
It was again that expression of reverential ecstasy which had so worked upon her the day before.
The passionate and almost reverential attachment with which all regarded her became, while I shared it, my pride and my delight.
It was enough to earn for Mr Verloc the old woman's reverential gratitude.
Nupkins was not the man to ask a question of the kind twice over; and so, with another preparatory cough, he proceeded, amidst the reverential and admiring silence of the constables, to pronounce his decision.
Every once in a while, there is a reverential reference to the legacy of Nakashima, a time when wood was highly celebrated for its natural form.
That they would be asking why in the world Broadway needs a reverential biography of a Broadway veteran who was still kicking up her heels as recently as 2003, dancing a hot tango with Antonio Banderas in the revival of Nine.
Midwifed by the entrepreneurial George Maciunas in New York in the early '60s, the eclectic, electrifying din of Fluxus performance continues in somewhat subdued form to this day but is most often confined to a staid world of reverential museum surveys.
A very long film--much longer, experientially speaking, than the 105 minutes it actually runs--Scared/Sacred is not, as the quaintly elided title might lead you to imagine, about being scared sacred--that is to say frightened into the reverential.