There is a sign urging quiet, so you approach slowly and reverently, as you might an important tomb.
Nevertheless he reverently greeted the friar and bade him be seated.
At the door he turned, took her hand and kissed it gently and reverently.
Monte-Cristo and his children found refuge in the hut of Alexis, to which Haydée's body was reverently borne.
Then he kissed her once on the mouth, reverently but deliberately.
"With God all things are possible," reverently replied the other, laying a kindly hand on the young man's shoulder.
He followed her and took her hand, and, bending down, kissed it reverently.
Carefully she folded the matted circle of feathers in its muslin covering and reverently replaced it in the bureau drawer.
He stooped and kissed her, reverently and lingeringly, upon the forehead.
And when she gave it to him he folded it reverently and put it away.
late 14c., "reverend;" late 15c., "characterized by reverence, deeply respectful," from Old French reverent and directly from Latin reverentem (nominative reverens), present participle of revereri (see reverence). The sense of "reverend" was common 14c. through 17c. Related: Reverently.