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  • noun Plural form of worthy.

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Examples

  • One of the most important features of the hall is the heraldic glass, commemorating eighteen worthies, which is of the same date as the house.

    Vanishing England

  • Nebuchadnezzar's commanders are here called his worthies, his gallants (so the margin reads it), his heroes; those he shall recount, and order them immediately and without fail to render themselves at their respective posts, for he is entering upon action, is resolved to take the field immediately, and to open the campaign with the siege of Nineveh.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • There are a few "worthies" on the list, but overall, I must say it's a nice change of pace.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • There are a few "worthies" on the list, but overall, I must say it's a nice change of pace.

    Quill Awards

  • The best account of these two "worthies" is that found in Fuller, and which I extract from the original edition now before me: --

    Notes and Queries, Number 50, October 12, 1850

  • Caseldy confined his observations on the subject to the remark that he had employed the best means to be rid of that kind of worthies; and whether their souls had fled, or only their bodies, was unknown.

    Complete Short Works of George Meredith

  • Caseldy confined his observations on the subject to the remark that he had employed the best means to be rid of that kind of worthies; and whether their souls had fled, or only their bodies, was unknown.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • Caseldy confined his observations on the subject to the remark that he had employed the best means to be rid of that kind of worthies; and whether their souls had fled, or only their bodies, was unknown.

    The Tale of Chloe

  • No, I am not being complacent, but these lists of "worthies" and case studies of people who should know better achieve little, I fear.

    Environment news, comment and analysis from the Guardian | guardian.co.uk

  • No, I am not being complacent, but these lists of "worthies" and case studies of people who should know better achieve little, I fear.

    Personal finance and money news, analysis and comment | guardian.co.uk

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