cleanliness is next to godliness

Definition of cleanliness is next to godliness

  1. —used to say that it is almost as important to be clean as it is to be good

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  immediately adjacent (as in place, rank, or time)

    :  any other considered hypothetically

  1. :  nearest or adjacent to

  1. :  in the time, place, or order nearest or immediately succeeding

    :  on the first occasion to come

  1. :  one that is next

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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