What does the word godliness mean?

Usage examples for godliness

  1. There are men whose godliness and ability are beyond all question, who hold diverse views on this matter. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  2. A well- authenticated College tradition relates that when, at an election, the President called upon the Master to have regard to the " godly," Tuckney replied that no one showed greater regard for the truly godly than himself, but that he was determined to choose none but scholars; adding, with practical wisdom, " They may deceive me in their godliness; they cannot in their scholarship." – St. John's College, Cambridge by Robert Forsyth Scott