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 godly
Michael Kazin is the author, most recently, of A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan and is co-editor of Dissent.The Left's Fleeting Wins
March 21, 2010
A godly life will bring upon us God's blessing in time and eternity.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
Let the thought that your son died in a godly cause be of comfort to you.
What manner of reputation, think you, that for a captain of the godly army of the Commonwealth?
These godly persons were apprehended by Mr. Noone, a justice in Suffolk.Fox's Book of Martyrs
Then, further, the new Israelite is to cherish the grace of godly fear.Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews
Handley C.G. Moule
- having a religious character; pious; devouta godly man
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Word Origin and History for godly
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