Definitions

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  • n. Obsolete spelling of holiness.

Etymologies

See holiness and holy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I schal declare the disposcioun of rome fro hys first makyng ... and the seconde part schal declar ye holynesse of ye same place fro his first crystendom; I schal not write but that i fynde in auctores or ellis that I sey with eye.

    A Case Of Conscience

  • And he was gladde to here theym talke of the welfare and holynesse of theyr kynge Saynt Edward.

    Coronation Anecdotes

  • His eldest sonne he keepeth captiue in prison, for that he feareth him for his valiantnesse and actiuitie: he professeth a kinde of holynesse, and saith that hee is descended of the Blood of Mahomet and Murtezalli: [Sidenote: The difference of religion.] and although these

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 03

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