reverence (n.) Old form(s): Reuerence
profound respect, esteem
AYL I.i.48[Orlando to Oliver, of their father] your coming before me is nearer to his reverence [i.e. the respect due to him (because Oliver is older)]
Cym IV.ii.247[Belarius to Arviragus and Guiderius] reverence ... doth make distinction / Of place 'tween high and low
R2 I.i.54[Mowbray to King Richard] the fair reverence of your highness [i.e. respect for]
R2 I.i.72[Bolingbroke to Mowbray] I ... lay aside my high blood's royalty, / Which fear, not reverence, makes thee to except
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