- fearing God
- devout; pious
People who go to church every Sunday and who obey the teachings of the Lord are an example of people who would be described as God-fearing.
(comparative more godfearing, superlative most godfearing)
(comparative more god-fearing, superlative most god-fearing)
- Alternative form of God-fearing.
- The Kehoes were a God-fearing family who, despite their relative wealth, nevertheless remained down-to-earth.
- Various stories were circulated about the looseness of Walid's manner of life; Yazid accused him of irreligion, and, by representing himself as a devout and God-fearing man, won over the pious Moslems. The conspirators met with slight opposition.
- Dass lived here in quietude, with something of the honours and responsibilities of a bishop, brought up his family in a God-fearing way, and wrote endless reams of verses.
- The penitent and God-fearing Jews of the post-exilic age needed some softening appendix, and this the editor provided.
- The advance of morality is shown in the more frequent use of terms such as " just " (&LLKacos), " piety " (&ih), " insolence " (15 1 3pcs), " god-fearing" (0eou&7) s), " pure " (&yvos); and also in the plot of the story, which is distinctly a contest between right and wrong.