Definition of God-fearing in English:



  • Earnestly religious.

    ‘an honest, God-fearing woman’
    • ‘So my bare belly is, for all intents and purposes, a righteous, God-fearing belly with a place reserved in heaven for itself and all its polygamist wives.’
    • ‘At the spiritual level, too, there is a stepped-up activity with everyone turning a little more pious and God-fearing.’
    • ‘This time around, the bad guys are ultra God-fearing, albeit from another religious faith.’
    • ‘The Americans are an amazingly religious, God-fearing people.’
    • ‘The home is supported by well-wishers and volunteers and blessed with God-fearing personnel who work as volunteers.’
    • ‘His right foot was immediately dubbed ‘the boot of God’ after the God-fearing fly-half had given all credit for his five drop-goals to the Almighty.’
    • ‘A God-fearing bunch, their devotion to the religion they brought from Ireland was matched only by their belief in the value of hard work and education.’
    • ‘For these God-fearing yet life-loving Catholics - including the king - the pull of boudoir and confessional was pretty evenly balanced.’
    • ‘These people should be put behind bars so that innocent, God-fearing people can safely walk the streets.’
    • ‘This man has poisoned righteous, God-fearing citizens with his Papist whisperings!’
    • ‘The two incidents are shocking and awful to all God-fearing people, especially women who understand and are present when life enters or departs this world.’
    • ‘Being a good religious God-fearing, God-loving human requires deep thoughts and knowledge.’
    • ‘He knew that the Temple area was meant to be a place of prayer where God-fearing people could gather to offer worship to Yahweh and seek his intervention in their lives.’
    • ‘Joh was a man schooled in ultra-practical familial and political worlds, milieux in which he quite rightly believed himself to be a God-fearing instrument.’
    • ‘Being a God-fearing Christian, it's the least that I can do.’
    • ‘As a result, the already God-fearing country became even keener to see religious ideas within the political arena.’
    • ‘It is strange that brothel-scenes (a distinct genre called boordeeltjes) were so popular among the God-fearing Dutch burghers.’
    • ‘The article continues the right-to-life mantra that only the God-fearing religious have rights.’
    • ‘Her youngest child is a wayward Democrat, whereas the other two are God-fearing, law-abiding Republicans.’
    • ‘Minimal police presence and God-fearing ladies offer reassurance that order has been restored even though the ghetto is now in ruins.’
    holy, godly, pious, god-fearing, religious, devout, spiritual, prayerful, blessed
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