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cleanliness is next to godliness

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  1. if someone says that cleanliness is next to godliness, they are referring to the idea that people have a moral duty to keep themselves and their homes clean

Example Sentences Including 'cleanliness is next to godliness'

By the climax Mariedl, the perverse embodiment of ` cleanliness is next to godliness ', is revelling in her own barbaric imagination.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
She had dreams in which the saying ` cleanliness is next to godliness "played a central part.
Knowles, Jane Know Your Own Mind
They say that cleanliness is next to godliness - and with Il Bagno Alessi, they could be right.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)

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