Worthies
Worthy Wor"thy, n.; pl. {Worthies}. A man of eminent worth or value; one distinguished for useful and estimable qualities; a person of conspicuous desert; -- much used in the plural; as, the worthies of the church; political worthies; military worthies. [1913 Webster]

The blood of ancient worthies in his veins. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]


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