I heard it in the reverential way they said his name, Madiba.
And given the reverential traditions and perceived rarity surrounding the Quran, the action would be seen as sincere.
His turtlenecked product launches are like tent revivals, only more hushed and reverential.
I owed to this woman most of the good that ever came my way in my boyhood, and had a reverential affection for her.
She was pure, reverential and pious in her ways and died at the age of seventeen.
A solemn and reverential feeling settles down on the mind of the worshipper; and he involuntarily assumes a serious deportment.
The place and the time were conducive to the highest and most reverential feelings.
There was something exceedingly imposing in the reverential awe impressed by this moment upon the feelings.
They had often seen him at prayer, and now drew back in reverential silence.
On the mother's part there is intense devotion, which is fully returned by the daughter, blended with reverential feelings.