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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wor·thy a. [Compar. Worthier superl. Worthiest.]
 1. Having worth or excellence; possessing merit; valuable; deserving; estimable; excellent; virtuous.
    Full worthy was he in his lordes war.   --Chaucer.
 These banished men that I have kept withal
 Are men endued with worthy qualities.   --Shak.
    Happier thou mayst be, worthier canst not be.   --Milton.
    This worthy mind should worthy things embrace.   --Sir J. Davies.
 2. Having suitable, adapted, or equivalent qualities or value; -- usually with of before the thing compared or the object; more rarely, with a following infinitive instead of of, or with that; as, worthy of, equal in excellence, value, or dignity to; entitled to; meriting; -- usually in a good sense, but sometimes in a bad one.
    No, Warwick, thou art worthy of the sway.   --Shak.
 The merciless Macdonwald,
 Worthy to be a rebel.   --Shak.
    Whose shoes I am not worthy to bear.   --Matt. iii. 11.
 And thou art worthy that thou shouldst not know
 More happiness.   --Milton.
    The lodging is well worthy of the guest.   --Dryden.
 3. Of high station; of high social position. [Obs.]
    Worthy women of the town.   --Chaucer.
 Worthiest of blood Eng. Law of Descent, most worthy of those of the same blood to succeed or inherit; -- applied to males, and expressive of the preference given them over females.