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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Goodly  \Good"ly\,  adv 
  Excellently.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Goodly  \Good"ly\,  a.  [Compar.  {Goodlier};  superl.  {Goodliest}.] 
  [OE.  godlich,  AS  g?dlic.  See  {Good},  and  {Like}.] 
  1.  Pleasant;  agreeable;  desirable. 
 
  We  have  many  goodly  days  to  see  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Of  pleasing  appearance  or  character;  comely;  graceful;  as 
  a  goodly  person;  goodly  raiment,  houses. 
 
  The  goodliest  man  of  men  since  born.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Large  considerable;  portly;  as  a  goodly  number. 
 
  Goodly  and  great  he  sails  behind  his  link.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  goodly 
  adj  :  large  in  amount  or  extent  or  degree;  "it  cost  a  considerable 
  amount";  "a  goodly  amount";  "received  a  hefty  bonus"; 
  "a  respectable  sum";  "a  tidy  sum  of  money";  "a  sizable 
  fortune"  [syn:  {goodish},  {hefty},  {respectable},  {sizable}, 
  {sizeable},  {tidy}] 




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