goddessship (plural goddessships)
- (rare) Alternative spelling, perhaps misspelling, of goddess-ship or goddesship.
- Smith, Reginald. Life of Lord Lawrence. India: 1883. Page 106: ... the disease altogether, here was an incontestable proof of her goddessship : she had heard their prayer and had saved them from their distress. ...
- Hamilton, Elizabeth. Memoirs of Modern Philosophers. 2000. Page 48: ... caressing that favourite monkey who acted such a conspicuous part at the Apotheosis of her goddessship at Paris, as hath been already related in the ...
- Lewis, Sinclair. Our Mr. Wrenn: The Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man. 1914. Page 102: "Ph," don't tell me that my presiding goddessship is already." : !"Uh — sure! Now I'm going to be a cruel boss." "Dee-lighted! ...
- Ordinary English orthography forbids the occurrence of triple letters; therefore, this word is ordinarily hyphenated (goddess-ship), or, sometimes, written with one <s> dropped (goddesship). However, as may be seen in the above quotations, some authors have preferred to write it with the <sss> intact (and similarly with a few other such words, such as frillless and the place name Rossshire).
- 1998, The Kid's Guide To Good Grammar, Lowell House (NTC/Contemporary Publishing Group) by Dorothy McKerns, M.Ed., Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Leslie Motchkavitz
- 1992, How to Make Grammar Fun — (and Easy!), Troll Associates, by Elizabeth A. Ryan
- 2002, Goof-Proof Grammar, Learning Express, LLC., by Felice Primeau Devine
- 2002, Verbs, Verbs, Verbs, Scholastic Inc., by Marvin Terban
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