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Chiefly Brit a title used to address or refer to various people or bodies of distinguished rank, such as mayors and certain ancient companies of the City of London
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Of particular interest are Keller's view of miracles, of what one should expect or desire in the way of an afterlife, and the worshipfulness of the process God.
All the moments when the mother's unrecognized and uncritical worshipfulness of the brilliant daughter or the mother's unexamined but appalling rage at the daughter's happiness, all those moments that the mother perhaps did not even notice were happening and probably could not have explained had she noticed, stack up against the rules about proper conduct and womanly skills that she believes it is a mother's duty to impart.
In a nutshell: Success breeds curious worshipfulness and, ultimately, contempt.