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[god-free] /ˈgɒd fri/
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “god” and “peace.”.
(sometimes lowercase) (used as an exclamation of surprise, anger, etc.) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This is what Godfrey did, and also what he advised Tartlet to do.

    Godfrey Morgan Jules Verne
  • At this Godfrey laughed; he wanted to know what his sister knew about clubs.

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  • Godfrey was in the lowest spirits, and Molly was quiet in consequence.

  • Godfrey asked while her heart sank with the sense of his making difficulties for her.

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  • Nathan lost his temper completely, and like a flash he fetched the man a stunning blow in the face that made him release Godfrey.

    In the Days of Washington William Murray Graydon
  • He knew she had heard from Godfrey, and he got up and kissed her.

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  • But what was Godfrey's surprise, when he thought he saw a light smoke, which rose in the air beyond this rocky barrier.

    Godfrey Morgan Jules Verne
  • Mr. Godfrey would be obliged if she would speak to him in his room.

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  • Franklin had hitherto boarded with Mr. Godfrey, a glazier, who was very much distinguished for his knowledge of mathematics.

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  • Godfrey gazed at her; he listened with parted lips, incredulous and appalled.

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Word Origin and History for Godfrey

masc. proper name, from Old French Godefrei (Modern French Godefroi), from Old High German Godafrid (German Gottfried), literally "the peace of God," from Old High German got "God" (see god) + fridu "peace" (see free). In early 20c., the name sometimes was used as a slang euphemism for "God."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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