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  • adj. superlative form of godly: most godly.


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  • “It is going to be so frightening, we are all going to tremble – even the godliest among us.”

    David Wilkerson again predicts catastrophe

  • I told a retired Baptist pastor, who I still regard as one of the kindest and godliest men I have known, that I was on the road to Catholicism.

    A Response to Mir

  • So she followed him into the presence of Naomi, whom she saluted after the godliest and goodliest fashion, and, when she looked on her, she was confounded at her exceeding seemliness and said to her, “O my lady, I commend thee to the safeguard of Allah, who made thee and thy lord fellows in beauty and loveliness!”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Again, the flashes of mordant humour, which not your godliest Irishman can ever wholly subdue; or the sudden, caustic, thumb-nail sketch of friend or foe: these were so familiar to him as to seem his own: while the practical Irish habit of stripping things of false sentiment was homely and refreshing.

    The Way Home

  • God finally intended and brought to passe, as the wisest and godliest prelates and counsellors of those dayes (so counted of and recorded) coulde best aduise and direct him, or perchance, but sincerely commend and duetifully incourage him in, he being of himselfe so bent, as purposing first inuincibly to fortifie the chiefe and vttermost walles of his Islandish Monarchie, against all forreine encombrance possible.

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

  • What a taking thing is it to be cried up as the ablest and godliest man in the country, to be famed through the land for the highest spiritual excellencies!

    The Reformed Pastor

  • One of our godliest helpers has a powerful voice, but sometimes inserts a sort of sentimental tremolo into his singing, which makes it distinctly suggestive of the bleating of a sheep.

    From Aldershot to Pretoria A Story of Christian Work among Our Troops in South Africa

  • His father was a cheerful and exemplary Christian, and his mother was the godliest woman I ever knew.

    Forty Years in South China The Life of Rev. John Van Nest Talmage, D.D.

  • With these words the great book ends -- the diary of one of the godliest and most lecherous of men.

    The Art of Letters

  • The elders, one by one, gripped the minister's hand in the vestry, and, though plain, homely men, they were the godliest in the glen; but no man spoke save Burnbrae.

    Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush


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