Definitions

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  • n. goddesshood, the state or position of being a goddess.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Rank, state, condition, or attribute of a goddess.

Etymologies

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From goddess +β€Ž -ship. Attested from 1610.

Examples

  • John Ramorny, β€œand success to the gallant knight Mars who goes a-wooing to her goddess-ship!”

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • But in spite of these joyful tidings it must, alas! be remembered that Poena, that just but Rhadamanthine goddess, whom moderns ordinarily call Punishment, or Nemesis when we wish to speak of her goddess-ship, very seldom fails to catch a wicked man though she have sometimes a lame foot of her own, and though the wicked man may possibly get a start of her.

    Framley Parsonage

  • Her breath was pure and fresh, and her goddess-ship, which I had suspected of being something marshy, had no taint of mud about it.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • Nay, she neither wished to do so, nor could she have done so, by the very faith of Diana's goddess-ship.

    Selections From the Works of John Ruskin

  • "What, after all we heard of her doings at Milan -- after all the histories of her goddess-ship in every city of Italy?" said

    A Siren

  • Hitherto she had had to support herself -- herself and her goddess-ship, -- first before George Bertram, and then with lighter effort before her aunt.

    The Bertrams

  • Waddington! if it had but been given thee to know, even then, how much of womanhood there was in thy bosom, of warm womanhood, how little of goddess-ship, of cold goddess-ship, it might still have been well with thee!

    The Bertrams

  • But in spite of all these joyful tidings it must, alas! be remembered that Poena, that just but Rhadamanthine goddess, whom we moderns ordinarily call Punishment, or Nemesis when we wish to speak of her goddess-ship, very seldom fails to catch a wicked man though she have sometimes a lame foot of her own, and though the wicked man may possibly get a start of her.

    Framley Parsonage

  • Whatever is done openly and in the face of the world, she takes but transient notice of; but whenever a transaction is done in a corner, and attempted to be shrouded in mystery, then her goddess-ship is at her wits 'end to find it out, and takes a most mischievous and lady-like pleasure in publishing it to the world.

    Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete

  • Ramorny, "and success to the gallant knight Mars who goes a-wooing to her goddess-ship!"

    The Fair Maid of Perth St. Valentine's Day

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