Word of the Day: Reverence

/ˈrev(ə)rəns/, noun: 1. the state of being revered, or treated with the greatest respect; veneration “Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” John Milton, 1608 – 1674 2. a feeling or attitude of deep and profound respect “Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.” Plato, 429 BCE – 347 BCE 3. gesture of respect (such as a bow) But yesterday the word of Caesar might Have stood against the world. Now lies he there, And none so poor to do him reverence. from Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare, 1564 – 1616 verb: 4. to guard or treat with respect “The first condition of human goodness is something to love; the second, something to reverence.” George Elliot (Mary Ann Evans), 1819 – 1880