Definition of God-fearing in English:



  • Earnestly religious.

    ‘an honest, God-fearing woman’
    • ‘As a result, the already God-fearing country became even keener to see religious ideas within the political arena.’
    • ‘Her youngest child is a wayward Democrat, whereas the other two are God-fearing, law-abiding Republicans.’
    • ‘It is strange that brothel-scenes (a distinct genre called boordeeltjes) were so popular among the God-fearing Dutch burghers.’
    • ‘At the spiritual level, too, there is a stepped-up activity with everyone turning a little more pious and God-fearing.’
    • ‘The article continues the right-to-life mantra that only the God-fearing religious have rights.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These people should be put behind bars so that innocent, God-fearing people can safely walk the streets.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Being a God-fearing Christian, it's the least that I can do.’
    • ‘The home is supported by well-wishers and volunteers and blessed with God-fearing personnel who work as volunteers.’
    • ‘For these God-fearing yet life-loving Catholics - including the king - the pull of boudoir and confessional was pretty evenly balanced.’
    • ‘Minimal police presence and God-fearing ladies offer reassurance that order has been restored even though the ghetto is now in ruins.’
    • ‘This time around, the bad guys are ultra God-fearing, albeit from another religious faith.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Americans are an amazingly religious, God-fearing people.’
    • ‘Being a good religious God-fearing, God-loving human requires deep thoughts and knowledge.’
    • ‘This man has poisoned righteous, God-fearing citizens with his Papist whisperings!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    holy, godly, pious, religious, devout, spiritual, prayerful, blessed
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