venerableness


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Synonyms for venerableness

the quality of deserving veneration

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(1) A great part of the venerableness of the apophatic tradition is due to the fact that it liberates the sacred from stale and rigid definitions, which imprison and reduce the sacred merely to being one other thing--albeit as the thing that is the source of any-thing.
Yes, dear friend, the great thing is not to allow one's self to be frightened by the venerableness of the institution.
This tension between venerableness and brittleness informs some of Brookner's best work-The Misalliance, A Friend From England and the Booker Prizewinning Hotel du Lac-and it is the central theme of her newest novel, Brief Lives.