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    hold somebody in reverence

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind tell me your opinion concerning my choice of the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?


    Knowing ill-fated, morbid and prejudiced animosity of some of you towards my incidental usage of moth-eaten words I indulge in the luxury asking whether the expression in question has an up-to-date sounding for your cultivated ears.


    Mr. Manners is a person I hold in reverence by reason of his wide courtesy to all people.

    hold somebody in reverence = honour somebody, show great respect towards somebody

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    Re: hold somebody in reverence

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Knowing ill-fated, morbid and prejudiced animosity of some of you towards my incidental usage of moth-eaten words...
    Well, that guarantees that I don't bother any more.

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