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Definition of Goodly


  1. Excellently.
  2. Pleasant; agreeable; desirable.
  3. Of pleasing appearance or character; comely; graceful; as, a goodly person; goodly raiment, houses.
  4. Large; considerable; portly; as, a goodly number.

Goodly Quotations

Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.
Martin Luther

O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!
William Shakespeare

One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
James D. Watson

He was a horse of goodly countenance, rather expressive of vigilance than fire; though an unnatural appearance of fierceness was thrown into it by the loss of his ears, which had been cropped pretty close to his head.
Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, and many goodly states and kingdoms seen.
John Keats
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Goodly Translations

goodly in Swedish is ansenlig, behaglig
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