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  • v. act in one's own or everybody's best interest


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  • As I turn the conversation back to other topics, it occurs to me that considering the significance of those publications as well as their sheer quantity, the Institute of Transcultural Studies must have offered a work environment that other biologists might do well to consider.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • In political parlance, the word means “an unassailable political barrier; a front-running state campaign denying a creditable showing to a challenger who must do well in that area for his or her underdog campaign to sur-vive.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • “There is a storm brewing over the question of Khartoum,” warned the Pall Mall Gazette, “which ministers will do well to take heed.”

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • Soon after breakfast, when Fred declared that it was time for the Go Ahead boys to start; Mr. Stevens said, ` ` I think you young gentlemen will do well to take Sam Hodge along with you.

    The Go Ahead Boys and the Racing Motor-Boat

  • Lichens do well on ash because its bark is less acidic.


  • Glaphyra would do well to emulate her Egyptian counterpart.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • They do well and grow quickly, though a plan for a fryer-weight harvest is the furthest thing from my mind.


  • Women have an extra need for these minerals, so they would do well to add a calcium-magnesium supplement containing the proper ratio of these important macronutrients.

    The Fiber35 Diet

  • His winning formula for effectivenessgain the confidence of colleagues, run a transparent and collegial process, and secure power through proximity to the presidentis one that every other person who holds the office would do well to make their own.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • Nevertheless, future presidents and national security advisers would do well to adopt the kind of careful, options-driven, non-consensual process that they institutedand briefly practicedfour decades ago.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office


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