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godship

[god-ship] /ˈgɒd ʃɪp/
noun
1.
the rank, character, or condition of a god.
2.
Often Facetious. a title used in referring to a godlike person:
A bevy of servants were on hand to attend their godship's every whim.
Origin of godship
1545-1555
1545-55; God + -ship
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  • 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
  • You may be certain there was a mendicant priest in attendance on his godship.

    In Eastern Seas J. J. Smith
  • The supreme proof of his godship, of his complete knowledge of the meaning of life was to be found in his parables.

  • Such was the punishment of Sheddad for his aspiration to godship.

    The Weird Orient Henry Iliowizi
  • The godship has been in his family a good while, but I do not know how long.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • These met us with their own assumption of something like godship.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • Special care is taken to antidote his godship with vine-tree syrup.

  • In still another direction is this function of his godship shown.

    American Hero-Myths Daniel G. Brinton
  • "I don't think his godship will triumph there," said Lady Glencora.

    Can You Forgive Her? Anthony Trollope
  • Insisting upon his godship can only make him preposterous to the modern mind.

    The Seeker Harry Leon Wilson

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