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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IRREVERENT

It is not humor that is irreverent, but the mind that gives it the wrong turn.

Not with an outburst of horror; he had not even been informed that he was irreverent.

The irreverent scoffer may call it "instinct," or talk about the "sense of smell."

He could tolerate no irreverent spirits in the sanctuary of the mountain.

For no matter how irreverent one likes to pose, one ought to reverence at least his Maker.

Yet no one ever heard him say, or saw him do anything impious or irreverent.

Unfortunately she, too, is touched by the infection of this irreverent and unfaithful age.

Dan looked at his father with a hurricane of irreverent winks.

There was a shout of irreverent laughter, in which, I am sorry to say, the bishop joined.

He referred in this irreverent and boastful speech to his grandmother, the regent.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Latin irreverentem (see irreverence). Related: Irreverently (early 15c.); irreverential.

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