Goodlier
Goodly Good"ly, a. [Compar. {Goodlier}; superl. {Goodliest}.] [OE. godlich, AS. g[=o]dlic. See {Good}, and {Like}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Pleasant; agreeable; desirable. [1913 Webster]

We have many goodly days to see. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Of pleasing appearance or character; comely; graceful; as, a goodly person; goodly raiment, houses. [1913 Webster]

The goodliest man of men since born. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Large; considerable; portly; as, a goodly number. [1913 Webster]

Goodly and great he sails behind his link. --Dryden.


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