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See also: godfearing and god-fearing




God-fearing (comparative more God-fearing, superlative most God-fearing)

  1. (religion) Following the precepts of a religious practice; respecting and revering God and His authority.
    Margie married Bill, a good, God-fearing Christian.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 10, in The Celebrity:
      The skipper Mr. Cooke had hired at Far Harbor was a God-fearing man with a luke warm interest in his new billet and employer, and had only been prevailed upon to take charge of the yacht after the offer of an emolument equal to half a year's sea pay of an ensign in the navy.


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