From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Worthiness \Wor"thi*ness\, n.
   The quality or state of being worthy; desert; merit;
   excellence; dignity; virtue; worth.
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         Who is sure he hath a soul, unless
         It see, and judge, and follow worthiness? --Donne.
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         She is not worthy to be loved that hath not some
         feeling of her own worthiness.           --Sir P.
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         The prayers which our Savior made were for his own
         worthiness accepted.                     --Hooker.
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