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Reverence vs. Awe

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Reverencenoun

Veneration; profound awe and respect, normally in a sacred context.

Awenoun

A feeling of fear and reverence.

Reverencenoun

An act of showing respect, such as a bow.

Awenoun

A feeling of amazement.

Reverencenoun

The state of being revered.

Awenoun

(archaic) Power to inspire awe.

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Reverencenoun

A form of address for some members of the clergy.

‘your reverence’;

Aweverb

(transitive) To inspire fear and reverence in.

Reverencenoun

That which deserves or exacts manifestations of reverence; reverend character; dignity; state.

Aweverb

(transitive) To control by inspiring dread.

Reverenceverb

(transitive) To show or feel reverence to.

Awenoun

Dread; great fear mingled with respect.

‘His frown was full of terror, and his voiceShook the delinquent with such fits of awe.’;

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Reverencenoun

Profound respect and esteem mingled with fear and affection, as for a holy being or place; the disposition to revere; veneration.

‘If thou be poor, farewell thy reverence.’; ‘Reverence, which is the synthesis of love and fear.’; ‘When discords, and quarrels, and factions, are carried openly and audaciously, it is a sign the reverence of government islost.’;

Awenoun

The emotion inspired by something dreadful and sublime; an undefined sense of the dreadful and the sublime; reverential fear, or solemn wonder; profound reverence.

‘There is an awe in mortals' joy,A deep mysterious fear.’; ‘To tame the pride of that power which held the Continent in awe.’; ‘The solitude of the desert, or the loftiness of the mountain, may fill the mind with awe - the sense of our own littleness in some greater presence or power.’;

Reverencenoun

The act of revering; a token of respect or veneration; an obeisance.

‘Make twenty reverences upon receiving . . . about twopence.’; ‘And each of them doeth all his diligenceTo do unto the feast reverence.’;

Aweverb

To strike with fear and reverence; to inspire with awe; to control by inspiring dread.

‘That same eye whose bend doth awe the world.’; ‘His solemn and pathetic exhortation awed and melted the bystanders.’;

Reverencenoun

That which deserves or exacts manifestations of reverence; reverend character; dignity; state.

‘I am forced to lay my reverence by.’;

Awenoun

an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration;

‘he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe’;

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Reverencenoun

A person entitled to be revered; - a title applied to priests or other ministers with the pronouns his or your; sometimes poetically to a father.

‘Such a one as a man may not speak of, without he say. "Sir reverence."’; ‘Now lies he there,And none so poor to do him reverence.’;

Awenoun

a profound emotion inspired by a deity;

‘the fear of God’;

Reverenceverb

To regard or treat with reverence; to regard with respect and affection mingled with fear; to venerate.

‘Let . . . the wife see that she reverence her husband.’; ‘Those that I reverence those I fear, the wise.’;

Aweverb

inspire awe in;

‘The famous professor awed the undergraduates’;

Reverencenoun

a profound emotion inspired by a deity;

‘the fear of God’;

Awe

Awe is an emotion comparable to wonder but less joyous. On Robert Plutchik's wheel of emotions awe is modeled as a combination of surprise and fear.

Reverencenoun

a reverent mental attitude

Reverenceverb

regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of;

‘Fear God as your father’; ‘We venerate genius’;

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