goody-goodyism love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition or character of one who is goody-goody.

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Examples

  • The intolerable pedantry and the hypocritical goody-goodyism must be banished forever.

    Craftsmanship in Teaching

  • More than all this there was a feeling of good-fellowship; the Y.M.C.A. workers were evidently on the friendliest of terms with the men, while there was no suggestion of goody-goodyism.

    Tommy

  • In it, too, she showed the talent which gives the highest value to all her work – that of teaching deep religious lessons without disgusting her readers by any approach to cant or goody-goodyism.

    Juliana Horatia Ewing and Her Books

  • And they dabbled or trifled with free thought and "immorality," crying Goethe up as the Light of Lights, while all their inner souls were bound in the most Puritanical and petty goody-goodyism.

    Memoirs

  • Hooray for Eric Zorn for taking an uncharacteristically libertarian approach to unworkable government goody-goodyism.

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  • We need some one to exploit our shop-talk on the reading public, and to show up our work as you and I know it, not as you and I have been told by laymen that it ought to be, -- a literature of the elementary school with the cant and the platitudes and the goody-goodyism left out, and in their place something of the virility, of the serious study, of the manful effort to solve difficult problems, of the real and vital achievements that are characteristic of thousands of elementary schools throughout the country to-day.

    Craftsmanship in Teaching

  • I wish that I could reproduce that lesson for you -- how vividly she pictured the situation that confronted the explorer, -- the bitter cold, the shifting ice, the treacherous open leads, the lack of game or other sources of food supply, the long marches on scant rations, the short hours and the uncomfortable conditions of sleep; and how from these that fundamental lesson of pluck and endurance and courage came forth naturally without preaching the moral or indulging in sentimental "goody-goodyism."

    Craftsmanship in Teaching

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