Definitions

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  • n. The doctrine that the ultimate end of all things is good, although the intermediate means may be evil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The doctrine that all things tend toward ultimate good.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • the belief that everything will work out for the better

    April 14, 2008