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goodheartedness

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being goodhearted

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Examples

  • Once again, the real message is that white Americans can use Obama's victory to pat themselves on the back for their collective goodheartedness.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • - We must not succumb to the idiotic goodheartedness.

    The Militarization and Annexation of North America

  • KNOW the Lord will forgive him, because it was such goodheartedness in him to tell it.

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • I entered his home believing I was quite without a champion—my mother, for all her beauty and goodheartedness, was a timid soul, far more likely to suffer a fit of the vapors than to defend me.

    Eighteen

  • The gripping scene of Clarence's murder, in which he pleads with the consciences of his assailants and nearly succeeds in winning one of them over until he is cravenly struck down from behind, is designed to amplify Clarence's goodheartedness as opposed to the sinister and gloating evil of his younger brother.

    Shakespeare

  • He took bankruptcy two or three times just because of his goodheartedness.

    Advise & Dissent: Memoirs of South Dakota & the US Senate

  • There was a warm goodheartedness in her that had nevertheless known resentment and tears, and faced limitless hate.

    Slan

  • So well set up, with such honest blue eyes, such a touch of stupidity, such a warm goodheartedness!

    The Good Soldier

  • With true Spanish goodheartedness they did their best, though Heaven knows what it must have cost them.

    The Car of Destiny

  • Some of them knew old Peter, and none of them had ever known any harm of him, and they were unanimous in their recognition and applause of the colonel's goodheartedness.

    The Colonel's Dream

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