GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Law) The custom of any trade or business; the tendency or inclination of persons, old customers and others, to resort to an established place of business; the advantage accruing from tendency or inclination.
- n. See under Good.
- n. the friendly hope that something will succeed
- n. (accounting) an intangible asset valued according to the advantage or reputation a business has acquired (over and above its tangible assets)
- n. a disposition to kindness and compassion
“And when good will is show'd, though't come too short,”
“We do this in three ways - through the influence which Sujah exerts on his unwilling subjects, which is little enough; through the force of our army here, which with respect is not as all-powerful as McNaghten imagines, since you're outnumbered fifty to one by one of the fiercest warrior nations in the world; and thirdly, by buying the good will of important chiefs with money.”
“(Lewellin dining with me and in my way talking about Deering) to the Fishing Committee, and had there very many fine things argued, and I hope some good will cone of it.”
“The spirit of good will lifts us beyond personal interests toward larger purposes, as the founder of psychosynthesis, Roberto Assagioli, remarks.9 The great mystics have built their practical psychology on the premise of a higher will.”
“Geoffrey had been received at Le Mans with the good will of the citizens, and both Bishop and Count sought shelter with William.”
“The sternest-seeming stoic is human after all; and to "burst" with boldness and good will into "the silent sea" of their souls is often to confer on them the first of obligations.”
“For to excuse me, said Sir Launcelot, it helpeth me not, but by Jesu, and by the faith that I owe to the high order of knighthood, I should with as good will have slain my nephew, Sir Bors de Ganis, at that time.”
“Certainly, nothing will so much sweeten the tranquillity and comfort of retirement, as the knoledge that I carry with me the good will & approbation of my republican fellow citizens, and especially of the individuals in unison with whom I have so long acted.”
“There was no mention of Elizabeth Murphet, but there was a bequest for Sarah Wise, a Maryland resident, who was to receive two hundred fifty pounds in local currency “for the good will and affection I have for her,” as well as one hundred pounds for her daughter, and one hundred more for “the child of which Sarah Wise is now with child.””
“And with songs of joy the multitude of heathen folk took up the little fir tree and bore it to the house of their chief, and there with good will and peace they kept the holy Christmastide.”
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