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Usage examples for godlike

  1. Thus, as he came, he left them; but he had brought wisdom and had not taken it away, the godlike Taounyawatha, and son of the Great and Good Spirit Hawahneu. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  2. Constancy is a rare, a beautiful, a godlike virtue. – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade
  3. But the power to win men from evil is godlike, and only the godlike have it." – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  4. " Well then," cried Pentaur, " follow your new and godlike emotion, be good to Uarda and do not sacrifice her to your vain wishes. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  5. Perhaps it was that she had expected that one so godlike should have ceased to adore a woman who had degraded herself to the level of a tailor, and that, so conceiving, she had begun to think that his motives might be merely human, and perhaps sordid. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  6. Think you that none others have burned with the same godlike dream? – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  7. Who could do justice in prose to those rare and godlike qualities? – A Cotswold Village by J. Arthur Gibbs
  8. Ours it is to watch over the safety of our godlike master. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  9. But justice bears the godlike shape of law, And law requires defence, and equal plea Betwixt the offender, and the righteous judge. – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  10. The victor stood aloft, his scarlet cloak flung back, displaying his godlike form. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  11. Thus it appears that from whatever point of view we regard them, it is hard to say which was the better man, especially as heaven seems to have dealt so kindly with them both, in telling the one what to do, and the other what to avoid: so that it seems to appear by the testimony of the gods themselves, that they were both men of a noble and godlike nature. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  12. " That's all right," said Barney Bill, in a matter- of fact way, calm and godlike to Paul. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  13. Human strength was powerless against this monster; the people thought that an angry deity had his abode in this terrible beast, so they bestowed godlike honours on him, sacrificing criminals and prisoners to him. – Legends of the Rhine by Wilhelm Ruland
  14. Who looks for Godlike greatness here shall see The British Goddess, sleek Respectability. – The Suppressed Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson by Alfred Lord Tennyson
  15. When endeavouring to encourage his son to act in a similar manner, he used to say that it was not the part of a man, but of a lone woman, to diminish one's capital; and once, with an excessive exaggeration, he said that the most glorious and godlike man was he who on his death was found to have earned more than he inherited. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  16. Are not we, and our sainted and godlike ancestors, held as amenable to moral law for a violation of Right? – The Right of American Slavery by True Worthy Hoit
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