Reverent Rev"er*ent, a. [L. reverens, -entis, p. pr. of revereri. See {Revere}.] 1. Disposed to revere; impressed with reverence; submissive; humble; respectful; as, reverent disciples. ``They . . . prostrate fell before him reverent.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Expressing reverence, veneration, devotion, or submission; as, reverent words; reverent behavior. --Joye. [1913 Webster]

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