from The Century Dictionary.
- In a worthy manner; honorably; with due dignity, reverence, or respect; reverently.
- Excellently; rightly; becomingly; suitably; fittingly.
- Deservedly; justly; according to merit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb In a worthy manner; excellently; deservedly; according to merit; justly; suitably; becomingly.
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- adverb In a
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adverb in a worthy manner; with worthiness
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Bishop: Are you resolved to exercise the ministry of the word worthily and wisely, preaching the Gospel and explaining the Catholic faith?
Such was the wife who, while John Brown fought for liberty, grudged him not to such a cause, and patiently trained others who should bear his name worthily in days to come.
Bishop of Mardin, Maphrian (1232), later patriarch (1252-61), and the author of numerous poems; and Maphrian Gregory bar Hebraeus, a man of encyclopedic learning, whose name worthily terminates this list.
It is good for me to pray for men when I partake worthily, that is consciously, of the Holy Communion: then the Father and the Son, and the
It is not only of late that I have found out how truly she values what is, after all, most desirable in this world, -- a great name worthily borne by a true man, and a reputation that would shed new radiance upon her.
Our Saxon King Alfred desired that he might live "worthily".
If that desire of King Alfred to live "worthily" was ever exemplified, it has been so with our present King and Queen.
'But no fier from heaven, no unquenchable fier such as worthily fell on the sinfull Citie of Sodom and Gomorra; but a sillie flash of fier, blazing forth of a frying pan ... and here was dwelling in a little lowe thatcht house, a poore beggarly woman: who, with a companion, began to bake pancakes with strawe' -- here he becomes sarcastic -- 'for their abilitie and prouission was so good that there was no wood in the house to doe it ....
We believe, teach, and confess that not only true believers in Christ, and such as worthily approach the Supper of the Lord, but also the unworthy and unbelieving receive the true body and blood of Christ; in such wise, nevertheless, that they derive thence neither consolation nor life, but rather so as that receiving turns to their judgment and condemnation, unless they be converted and repent (1 Cor. xi.
Odo said that "only those who are spiritually united to Christ can worthily receive His Eucharistic Body; in any other case, eating His flesh and drinking His blood would not be beneficial, but harmful".