Worthiness
Worthiness Wor"thi*ness, n. The quality or state of being worthy; desert; merit; excellence; dignity; virtue; worth. [1913 Webster]

Who is sure he hath a soul, unless It see, and judge, and follow worthiness? --Donne. [1913 Webster]

She is not worthy to be loved that hath not some feeling of her own worthiness. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

The prayers which our Savior made were for his own worthiness accepted. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]


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