Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: reverend

Definition: deserving reverence; N: priest

Sentences Containing 'reverend'

``Reverend sir, since you know everything, you know it was not I it was La Carconte; that was proved at the trial, since I was only condemned to the galleys.''
``No, reverend sir; I have been liberated by some one.''
``Reverend sir, I am impelled''``Every criminal says the same thing.''
``Pardon, reverend sir,''said Caderousse;``you have saved my life once, save me again!''
``Are you alone, reverend sir, or have you there soldiers ready to seize me?''
``Ah, reverend sir,''cried Caderousse, clasping his hands, and drawing nearer to Monte Cristo,``I may indeed say you are my deliverer!''
``Yes, that is true, reverend sir.''
``Ah, reverend sir, I tell you the simple truth.''
``You are right; it is not you who should apprise M. Danglars, it is I.''``Do not do so, reverend sir.''
``Reverend sir,''said Caderousse, drawing still nearer.
cried Caderousse, drawing from his waistcoat an open knife, and striking the count in the breast,``you shall disclose nothing, reverend sir!''
``What a wrist you have, reverend sir!''
``I don't know how to write, reverend sir.''
``Oh, you have some design against me, reverend sir.''
``Ah, reverend sir, tell me, do you wish me dead?''
Caderousse continued to call piteously,``Help, reverend sir, help!''
Monte Cristo gave the pen to Caderousse, who collected all his strength, signed it, and fell back on his bed, saying:``You will relate all the rest, reverend sir; you will say he calls himself Andrea Cavalcanti.
``Ah, you will tell all I have said, will you not, reverend sir?''
It is observed by the very accurate and intelligent author of the Memoirs of Wool, the Reverend Mr. John Smith, that the price of the best English wool in England, is generally below what wool of a very inferior quality commonly sells for in the market of Amsterdam.
This, however, the curate would not allow, on which Don Quixote said, "Permit me, senor licentiate, for it is not fitting that I should be on horseback and so reverend a person as your worship on foot."
His face was so very mild and pleasant, and had something so reverend in it, though it was hale and hearty, that I was not sure but that he was having a good-humoured jest with me.
It was occasioned, I suppose, by the reverend nature of respectability in the abstract, but I felt particularly young in this man's presence.
"No, my name's Blodgett--Elexander Blodgett--REVEREND Elexander Blodgett, I s'pose I must say, as I'm one o' the Lord's poor servants.
Then the Reverend Hobson opened up, slow and solemn, and begun to talk; and straight off the most outrageous row busted out in the cellar a body ever heard; it was only one dog, but he made a most powerful racket, and he kept it up right along; the parson he had to stand there, over the coffin, and wait--you couldn't hear yourself think.
'The mama,' said Traddles--'Reverend Horace Crewler--when I mentioned it with every possible precaution to Mrs. Crewler, the effect upon her was such that she gave a scream and became insensible.
said Traddles--'by the Reverend Horace--to Sophy--down in Devonshire.
JIPES versus WIGZIELL, which did me great service with the profession, I went down into Devonshire, and had some serious conversation in private with the Reverend Horace.
I then proposed to the Reverend Horace--who is a most excellent clergyman, Copperfield, and ought to be a Bishop; or at least ought to have enough to live upon, without pinching himself--that if I could turn the corner, say of two hundred and fifty pounds, in one year; and could see my way pretty clearly to that, or something better, next year; and could plainly furnish a little place like this, besides; then, and in that case, Sophy and I should be united.
'I am glad you think so, Copperfield,' rejoined Traddles, 'because, without any imputation on the Reverend Horace, I do think parents, and brothers, and so forth, are sometimes rather selfish in such cases.
I also pointed out, that my most earnest desire was, to be useful to the family; and that if I got on in the world, and anything should happen to him--I refer to the Reverend Horace--' 'I understand,' said I.
There's the Reverend Horace promoted to that living at four hundred and fifty pounds a year; there are our two boys receiving the very best education, and distinguishing themselves as steady scholars and good fellows; there are three of the girls married very comfortably; there are three more living with us; there are three more keeping house for the Reverend Horace since Mrs. Crewler's decease; and all of them happy.'
Yet perhaps the virtue of those reverend sages was too strict for the corrupt and libertine manners of a court: and we often find by experience, that young men are too opinionated and volatile to be guided by the sober dictates of their seniors.
Scorning a turnstile wheel at her reverend helm, she sported there a tiller; and that tiller was in one mass, curiously carved from the long narrow lower jaw of her hereditary foe.
I say it only shows his foolish, impious pride, and abominable, devilish rebellion against the reverend clergy.
To which my Lord Duke in substance replied (both letters were published) that he had already done so, and received the money, and would be obliged to the reverend gentleman if for the future he (the reverend gentleman) would decline meddling with other people's business.
But I may as well say--en passant, as the French remark--that I myself--that is to say, Jack Bunger, late of the reverend clergy--am a strict total abstinence man; I never drink--" "Water!"

More Vocab Words

::: protract - prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
::: cordon - extended line of men or fortifications to prevent access or egress; (
::: assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
::: inscrutable - difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
::: husbandry - frugality; thrift; economy; agriculture; farming; Ex. animal husbandry; CF. husbandman
::: spontaneity - lack of premeditation; naturalness; freedom from constraint; ADJ. spontaneous: self-generated; unpremeditated; happening without being planned
::: simile - comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
::: plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
::: curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
::: arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited