godless

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj godless not revering god
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Godless Having, or acknowledging, no God; without reverence for God; impious; wicked.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • godless Having or acknowledging no God; impious; atheistical; ungodly; irreligious; wicked.
    • godless [capitalized] Lacking the presence of God; removed from divine care or cognizance; Godforsaken.
    • godless Synonyms Ungodly, Unrighteous, etc. See irreligious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Godless living without God: impious: atheistical
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Quotations

  • Patrick Buchanan
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    “Parents have a right to insist that godless evolution not be taught to their children.”
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
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    “No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.”
  • Anita Brookner
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    “Great writers are the saints for the godless.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. god; Ger. gott, Goth. guth, Dut. god; all from a Teut. root gutha, God, and quite distinct from good.

Usage

In literature:

But the officer of the day had told a different tale, and the godless array at the bachelor mess was still having fun with it.
"A Soldier's Trial" by Charles King
You godless creature, you are making fun of religion!
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
This also shall be my salvation; For a godless man shall not come before him.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
She wept and prayed, and said she could find no repose because her parents were so godless.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Here in His very first act He is met by the spirit of hatred, and jealousy, and godlessness which was at last to compass His death.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I" by Marcus Dods
Is not that tyrannical and godless?
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
God have mercy on such a godless Christianity as that!
"Weighed and Wanting" by Dwight Moody
I made no secret of my godlessness and afterwards regretted it.
"The Children of the World" by Paul Heyse
They must be a godless set.
"Barbarossa and Other Tales" by Paul Heyse
In a word, their whole carriage was comical, strange and mad: and moreover sinful and godless.
"The Adventurous Simplicissimus being the description of the Life of a Strange vagabond named Melchior Sternfels von Fuchshaim" by Hans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen
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In poetry:

"Neither by virtue, speech nor art
Nor hope of grace to win;
But godless innocence of heart
That never heard of sin:
"Dinah in Heaven" by Rudyard Kipling
He with the godless never walks,
For God is ever in his view;
His tongue of truth and virtue talks—
His heart is truth and virtue too.
"Virtue its own Reward" by John Bowring
And ye, the dead,
Godless on earth, and gone astray,
Alas, your hour is past away,--
The Judge is just; for you
it now were sin to pray.
"The Dead" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
When they who so thoughtlessly revell'd last night
In the temples of pleasure and godless delight,
Bring their tribute to-day to the house of the Lord,
All stain'd with their recent contempt of his word?
"The Sabbath" by Caroline Fry
They trail me, these three godless knaves,
Past every church that saints and saves,
Nor stop till, where the cold sea raves
By Lido's wet accursed graves,
They scoop mine, roll me to its brink,
And… on thy breast I sink
"In A Gondola" by Robert Browning
Hence, with thy cross of faith upreared,
Thy book of promise widely spread;
While godless thousands scoffed and jeered,
Thou didst portray the life Christ led,
And how he bore sin's chastening rod
To win the erring back to God.
"A Holy Messenger" by James Madison Bell

In news:

Modern liberalism is willfulness writ large -- a godless ideology that rests upon the caprice of central planners.
Turns out there's a lot more to birthin' babies than you might have learned in your godless socialist public-school health class.
Godless commies invaded America once before.
Godless conference scheduled in Little Rock.
How a Godless Cosmos Creates.
Howard Bloom tackles the question of how a godless cosmos creates.
He's attacked Animal Planet as godless propaganda directed at children.
Democrats have difficulty with their godlessness.
Godless but Loyal to Heaven.
Godless conference scheduled in Little Rock.
And like many who profess godlessness openly, he has been punished.
First, a whack- job congressman from Texas, Louie Gohmert, went on the radio and blamed Friday's mass murders at an Aurora, Colo. Movie theater on our nation's increasing "godlessness.".
God never intended the world to be run by godless counsel and perverted ethics, but that is the alternative when we are silent.
I wonder whether he is just godless or if he honestly believes he is God's right hand .
Maybe woolly-minded, gutless, godless, Europeans had it coming.
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