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  • adjective benevolent.

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  • adjective idiomatic Kind and well-intentioned.

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  • adjective showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity


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  • Luffy grew up in a seaside village that provided refuge for a rather unusual pirate crew, led by good-hearted Captain Shanks.

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  • Tom Lynch is being given a $1,000 reward, and a tribute to this good-hearted rummage saler will be posted alongside the meteorite when it goes back on display.

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  • What he meant was that he wanted his characters to be honest, ordinary people, as he might find in his strata of society, flawed and well-meaning, good-hearted and self-effacing, bound by the conventions and the restrictions of their day but quietly dreaming of a little local heroism in their souls.

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  • And Steve Schirripa, who played good-hearted hoodlum Bobby Baccalieri on HBO's The Sopranos, says he didn't necessarily want to be a game show host. ...

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  • Poor Saul (James Franco), the weed dealer, is a good-hearted fella unknowingly surrounded by murderous lowlifes.

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  • But how many times does “good-hearted” abuse need to go unpunished before something more insidious happens?

    Matthew Yglesias » Surveillance Abuse in the USA 2010

  • In a brief but vivid scene that has him seated at a desk, eating that sandwich and tapping at an old-fashioned printing calculator, Conrad Feininger manifests the good-hearted awkwardness of Dennis's stepfather, Holtzman, a wealthy shoe store owner.

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  • Next door, in the bustling market, stall holders — selling horn-hewn salad tossers, bejeweled flip-flops and shell necklaces — enjoy good-hearted bargaining with punters.

    Navigating Through Colombia Jemima Sissons 2011

  • By the way, one of his works was just auctioned and all the money was donated to the pickers' association … There are good-hearted people in this world, Mr Bradshaw.

    Readers' reviews 2011

  • Her vivid characterizations of these damaged but good-hearted people and the joyous but realistic manner in which she draws New York City come together in an utterly charming fable about the creation of community.

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