But he had felt warmly the delicate sympathy with himself that underlay Valentin's fraternal irreverence
, and he was most unwilling that his friend should pay a tax upon it.
He was that terrible type, the Silly Cynic, his aim a caustic commentary on all things and all men, his achievement mere vulgar irreverence
and unintelligent scorn.
I put my hat on my head (he never offered a seat to anybody), and as he seemed for the moment struck dumb by my irreverence
, I turned my back on him and marched out.
The painter--as Allston did--leaves half his conception on the canvas to sadden us with its imperfect beauty, and goes to picture forth the whole, if it be no irreverence
to say so, in the hues of heaven.
Hilbery was relieved and secretly amused at the thought of the interview, although he could not license such irreverence
what a disrespectful way to speak of that great man," said grandma, shocked at Young America's irreverence
Having discovered early in his career that his dignified person and fine voice caused people to stand in some awe of him, and to move him into the chair at public meetings, he had grown so accustomed to deference that any approach to familiarity or irreverence
disconcerted him exceedingly.