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Word: irreverence

Definition: lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent


Sentences Containing 'irreverence'

As if long habituated to such profane talk from his old shipmate, Bildad, without noticing his present irreverence, quietly looked up, and seeing me, glanced again inquiringly towards Peleg.

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