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godship

[god-ship] /ˈgɒd ʃɪp/
noun
1.
the rank, character, or condition of a god.
2.
Often Facetious. a title used in referring to a godlike person:
A bevy of servants were on hand to attend their godship's every whim.
Origin of godship
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55; God + -ship
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  • You may be certain there was a mendicant priest in attendance on his godship.

    In Eastern Seas J. J. Smith
  • The godship has been in his family a good while, but I do not know how long.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Such was the punishment of Sheddad for his aspiration to godship.

    The Weird Orient Henry Iliowizi
  • "I don't think his godship will triumph there," said Lady Glencora.

    Can You Forgive Her?

    Anthony Trollope
  • She endeavored to escape his godship's importunities by flight.

    Flowers and Flower-Gardens David Lester Richardson
  • These met us with their own assumption of something like godship.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • In still another direction is this function of his godship shown.

    American Hero-Myths Daniel G. Brinton
  • Insisting upon his godship can only make him preposterous to the modern mind.

    The Seeker

    Harry Leon Wilson
  • I never talked so familiarly with his godship before: thou mayest think, therefore, that his dialect sounded oddly in my ears.

    Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • And after Brahm has spent his modest day everything is destroyed and his godship spends an equal period in sleep and rest.

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