Definition of 'goodness'
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Example sentences containing 'goodness'
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They do not give out of the goodness of their hearts. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Thank goodness for our supply of salad leaves. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is always the possibility of goodness and great beauty in all people. Christianity Today (2000) Moral goodness is the lack of any pursuit of selfish gain. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Goodness only knows how many boundaries have been leaked down there in this match. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Thank goodness this evil human being has been apprehended. The Sun (2016)Let but goodness and kindness pursue me all the days of my life. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She was also taken in by people out of the goodness of their hearts. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Goodness knows where it might go next. The Sun (2014)Goodness knows what people must have thought of me! The Sun (2012) Thank goodness my family were there. The Sun (2009) Thank goodness for that second glance. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They can go back street by street, for goodness sake. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Goodness gracious, life would be dull. Times, Sunday Times (2012)While individuals may recycle out of the goodness of their hearts, businesses need a profit motive. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She was in a deli, for goodness sake. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So for goodness' sake say something, or a potentially good relationship could just slip away. The Sun (2013)
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In Common Usage. goodness is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'goodness'
British English: goodness INTERJECTION
People sometimes say 'goodness' or 'my goodness' to express surprise.
Goodness, I wonder if he knows.
British English: goodness NOUN
Goodness is the quality of being kind, helpful, and honest.
He retains a faith in human goodness.
Definition of goodness from the Collins English Dictionary
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