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[god-hoo d] /ˈgɒd hʊd/
divine character or condition; divinity.
Origin of godhood
1175-1225; Middle English; Old English godhād. See God, -hood Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The circle represents the attainment of godhood—victory over death through regeneration.

  • There is in it no account of miracles or of great pretensions to godhood and the like.

    Pagan & Christian Creeds Edward Carpenter
  • Meanwhile, let us not forget that godhood means to Wagner infirmity and compromise, and manhood strength and integrity.

    The Perfect Wagnerite George Bernard Shaw
  • But this very individuality and peculiarity can only be founded on the broadest truths of the godhood and the manhood.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • And the vital test of godhood he failed to meet: It is his own test, whereby he disproves his godship out of his own mouth.

    The Seeker Harry Leon Wilson
  • Even in the case of a hero so surrounded with historic light as Cuculain we find a halo, as of godhood, often settling around him.

  • An effete world; wherein Wonder, Greatness, godhood could not now dwell;—in one word, a godless world!

    Heroes and Hero Worship Thomas Carlyle
  • The important thing was that his godhood had been grossly, unbelievably insulted—and at a damned inconvenient time, too!

    Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Knowledge was godhood; godhood was knowledge, of the essence; the essence was knowing understanding.

    Warlord of Kor Terry Gene Carr
  • At last she seeks, like the serpent in Paradise, to allure him with the promise that in her arms he will attain to godhood.

    Life of Wagner Louis Nohl
British Dictionary definitions for godhood


the state of being divine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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