If Treme succeeds, it will be a worthy last work highly influenced by the gifts of David Mills, one of our most talented.
The Newt Gingrich of 2008 would be a serious presidential candidate, worthy of broad-based support.
Today at last those half-cocked plans of revival have resulted in some worthy 21st-century developments.
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).