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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Goodly

GOOD'LY, adverb Excellently.

GOOD'LY, adjective Being of a handsome form; beautiful; graceful; as a goodly person; goodly raiment; goodly houses.

1. Pleasant; agreeable; desirable; as goodly days.

2. Bulky; swelling; affectedly turgid.

First Occurrence in the Bible(KJV): Genesis 27:15