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If you grew up as a city kid in a hippie-ish family like I did, compost may have been something you heard spoken about reverently but which was relegated to farm life.

I’ve spent an embarrassing number of hours looking at famous women close to my age as they reverently tend to their skin and bodies on social media.

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The Confederates reverently buried the remains of their own war dead.

Sen. John McCain spoke reverently of the man he had earlier tweeted was “a great mentor” and “one of the giants.”

Passing out Qurans to Afghan civilians, if done reverently, would work to build trust and restore order.

There is a sign urging quiet, so you approach slowly and reverently, as you might an important tomb.

They all bowed reverently, and were profoundly affected by the supplications of their Christian friend.

Then he placed it on the table, and very reverently he kissed the palm of Sara Lee's quiet hand.

The stranger came forward reverently to kneel between the two nuns.

At the Porte de Laeken, the burgomaster, kneeling reverently, presented the keys of the city in a silver basin.

The writer came at length to the side of the dead prelate, and bent to reverently kiss the cold gloved hand of the mighty dead.


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On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to reverently, such as: admiringly, affectionately, earnestly, fondly, longingly, and passionately.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.