Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of being goodly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Beauty of form; grace; elegance; comeliness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Goodness.
  • n. Goodly quality or condition; beauty of form; pleasing grace; elegance.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Furthermore he was rare of comeliness, accomplished in goodliness, and gracious in his kindliness, even as one of his describers doth thus express,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So he was sprinkled with water, and had to name Sigurd, of whom all men speak with one speech and say that none was ever his like for growth and goodliness.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Wherefore I thank the bounty of Allah and thy bounty because He hath vouchsafed me, by thee, fair fortune and goodly guidance and just judgment to ward off my cark and care; and the security of my lieges hath been brought about by thy hand, through the excellence of thy knowledge and the goodliness of thy contrivance.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • High Lord to us and to thee, for the excellence of thy governance and the goodliness of thy long-sufferance; and in this thou hast fared even as fared the Spider and the Wind.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • When she had made an end of her verse, she wept with sore weeping and all who were in the place wept aloud till they were well-nigh dead; nor was there one of them but took leave of his wits and rent his raiment and beat his face, for the goodliness of her singing.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So he drave out to Miriam, who ran at him with the best of her skill and charged him with the goodliness of her cleverness and her courage and her cunning in fence and cavalarice, crying to him, “O accursed, O enemy of Allah and the Moslems, I will assuredly send thee after thy brothers and woeful is the abiding-place of the Miscreants!”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then they returned to Shahrazad and displayed her in the second dress, a suit of surpassing goodliness, and veiled her face with her hair like a chin-veil. 119 Moreover, they let down her side-locks and she was even as saith of her one of her describers in these couplets: —

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then I passed through the door and saw a palace without equal for its building and the goodliness of the works that were therein.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Now we enjoy this happiness, after we had despaired of the birth of a son to thee, to inherit thy kingship; however, Allah (extolled be His name!) hath not disappointed thine expectation, but hath granted thy petition, by reason of the goodliness of thy trust in Him and thy submission of thine affairs to Him.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But grieve thou not, neither let this trouble thee, O King, for that assuredly thy son, after his tyranny and oppression, shall return to the goodliness of thy policy.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.