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God-fearing

[god-feer-ing]
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  1. deeply respectful or fearful of God.
  2. (sometimes lowercase) deeply religious; pious; devout.
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Origin of God-fearing

First recorded in 1825–35
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God-fearing

adjective
  1. pious; devouta God-fearing people
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Word Origin and History for god-fearing

adj.

1759, from God + fearing (see fear).

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