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God-fearing

[god-feer-ing] /ˈgɒdˌfɪər ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
deeply respectful or fearful of God.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) deeply religious; pious; devout.
Origin of God-fearing
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35
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  • Headley is a well-reported, God-fearing man, and will do well by thee.

    The Armourer's Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Try to associate with God-fearing people and live with them, then you will learn only good.

  • He was God-fearing, he was just in all his dealings, sound of soul and self-controlled.

    Agesilaus Xenophon
  • The God-fearing habits of his parents had a great influence over him.

  • Now, there are many God-fearing ministers who cannot stand a rebuff.

    Gathering Jewels

    James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
British Dictionary definitions for God-fearing

God-fearing

adjective
1.
pious; devout: a God-fearing people
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for God-fearing

god-fearing

adj.

1759, from God + fearing (see fear).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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