Definition of Honest-to-god
1. Adjective. (used informally especially for emphasis). "Went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel"
Similar to: Echt, Genuine
Lexicographical Neighbors of Honest-to-god
Literary usage of Honest-to-god
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ballads of a Cheechako by Robert William Service (1909)
"I tried to refine that neighbor of mine, honest to God, I did. I grieved for his fate, and early and late I watched over him like a kid. I gave him excuse, ..."
2. The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, and Other by William Evans, Thomas Evans (1849)
"... whilst the absent worldlings, being as miserable comforters, are neither just and honest to God, to themselves, nor to their friends and families. ..."
3. A Full History of the Wonderful Career of Moody and Sankey in Great Britain by Edgar Johnson Goodspeed (1876)
"If infidels are honest to God, God will be honest with them. Let any honest man come honestly to God and try to find out and learn something from Him and ..."
4. Meta-Christianity: Spiritism Established. Religion Re-etablished. Science by H. Croft Hiller (1903)
"Society will be honest to God so soon as a number of individuals, adequate to reconstitute society, so exercise their illusion of free choice as to conform ..."
5. Sermons by Timothy Dwight (1828)
"They were honest to God; honest to their fellow,men; and honest to themselves. Their purposes were perfectly single ; and never sinister. ..."
6. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1882)
"He was honest to himself, honest to the profession, honest to the community and honest to God. An honest mau is the noblest work of God. Dr. EF SMITH. ..."
7. "To All People": Comprising Sermons, Bible Readings, Temperance Addresses by Dwight Lyman Moody, Joseph Cook (1877)
"That is the way to do it—be honest 1 If infidels are honest to God, God will be honest with them. Let any honest man come honestly to God and try to find ..."