Also God·wi·ne [god-wi-nuh]. /ˈgɒd wɪ nə/. Earl of the West Saxons, died 1053, English statesman.
Gail, born 1937, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
Mary Woll·stone·craft [wool-stuhn-kraft, -krahft], /ˈwʊl stənˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft/, 1759–97, English writer.
her husband, William, 1756–1836, English political philosopher, novelist, and essayist.
a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “good friend.”
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How to use Godwin in a sentence
The probe called for by Godwin would, theoretically, focus more on the company’s handling of the matter.Sexual assault lawsuit against former ABC News producer prompts call for probe of company culture | Jeremy Barr | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Godwin passed the second leg of every other team before he arrived at Irby, who had stationed herself about 40 meters further up the track than the other second-leg runners.U.S. relay team is reinstated after being DQ’d over what it says was a race official’s mistake | Adam Kilgore | July 30, 2021 | Washington Post
Two sources maintained that Godwin asked McCain repeatedly to stay and give her time to fix the interpersonal issues.Fox News ‘Interested’ in Meghan McCain, but Would She Return? | Lloyd Grove | July 2, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Godwin has made one of his goals a broadening of the company’s reach, in the way that, say, the Royal Shakespeare Company developed the musical “Matilda,” which enjoyed a robust New York run.
The production will start at the Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn, where Godwin’s evocative “Timon of Athens” also ran before coming to Washington.
Godwin was never a devoted fan of the show, but has found herself suddenly invested in the outcome.Fans of ‘The Bachelor’ Embrace Brackets, Bookies, and Buy-ins in Online Betting Pools | Nina Strochlic | January 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Born in Zimbabwe, Peter Godwin has returned to Africa time and again as a journalist and author.Peter Godwin on How to Take Your Kids on an African Safari | Condé Nast Traveler | June 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Peter Godwin, president of the PEN American Center, on Zimbabwe.
The sons of Earl Godwin in those days were the most powerful men in England.The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade) | Snorri Sturluson
Upon the death of Godwin, Harold resigned his earldom, and took that of Godwin, the bounds being slightly varied.Landholding In England | Joseph Fisher
Godwin, strange to say, was ruled in this matter not only by principle, but by sentiment.
One of the first to whom Godwin told the news was Miss Hayes.
But, in addition to this, Godwin had certain theories upon the subject.
British Dictionary definitions for Godwin
died 1053, Earl of Wessex. He was chief adviser to Canute and Edward the Confessor. His son succeeded Edward to the throne as Harold II
Mary. See (Mary) Wollstonecraft
William. 1756–1836, British political philospher and novelist. In An Enquiry concerning Political Justice (1793), he rejected government and social institutions, including marriage. His views greatly influenced English romantic writers
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