Hence, being guided by judgment, I soon found by experience that true love can again exist if worthily bestowed.
You may be worthily wedded in France, and I will take order for your safe going.
She walked as if she went to meet the morning, and must salute it worthily.
The Louvre is the finest structure of all, and most worthily devoted.
After that he lived happily and worthily all the rest of his days.
That you sent no lading in the ship is wonderfull, and worthily distasted.
"The Young Men of the West" was a subject which had been presented him for discourse, and worthily was it elaborated.
Gunnlaug went before the king, and greeted him well and worthily.
But in Wellington's case there is no doubt that the popular adoration and the royal regard were worthily bestowed and well earned.
Your servant, my prince; you reigned most worthily, I condole with you on your abdication.
mid-13c., "having merit," from worth (n.) + -y (2). Old English had weorþful in this sense. Attested from c.1300 as a noun meaning "person of merit" (especially in Nine Worthies, famous men of history and legend: Joshua, David, Judas Maccabæus, Hector, Alexander, Julius Cæsar, Arthur, Charlemagne, Godfrey of Bouillon -- three Jews, three gentiles, three Christians).