Origin of godly
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1. religious, saintly, holy, righteous, good.
1. wicked, impious.
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Examples from the Web for godliness
House of Cards appears to posit that ruthlessness is next to godliness.David Fincher, Beau Willimon & Kate Mara On Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’
January 30, 2013
Ireland is badly off for soap, and cleanliness is next to godliness.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Most of the temples in Benares, too, are as far from cleanliness as they are from godliness.Where Half The World Is Waking Up
Perhaps a god might fall in love with a mortal without losing his godliness.Divinity
Everything you want of life, everything you want for godliness.
All things that pertain to life, all things that pertain to godliness.
- having a religious character; pious; devouta godly man
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Word Origin and History for godliness
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