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  • n. A doing well; right performance of duties.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A doing well; right performance of duties. Also used adjectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Acting well; doing what is right or satisfactory.
  • n. Good conduct or action.


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well +‎ doing


  • Indeed, that he should triumph over his friends in the great matters of welldoing is not surprising, seeing that he was much more powerful than they, but that he should go beyond them in minute attentions, and in an eager desire to give pleasure, seems to me, I must confess, more admirable.


  • It engendered a sense of importance, gave life fulness and variety; and this far outweighed the trifling inconveniences such welldoing implied.

    Maurice Guest

  • Because he knew that out of seeming evil can come great good, and out of welldoing may come bane and death.

    The Wicked Day

  • For it is from God, and not from man, that a man has every power of welldoing which he possesses.

    Nature and Grace: Selections from the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas

  • _Let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in welldoing, as unto a faithful Creator_.

    Daily Strength for Daily Needs

  • She tries in every manner to expiate her sin, by service to others, by subjugation of self, but the old nature is still not well out of her, the nature of Herodias, and, at intervals, an infinite weariness of welldoing overtakes her, a revival of the passions of her old life, and with the cessation of struggle against them she falls into a death-like sleep.

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • The good man is he who works continually in welldoing; to whom welldoing is as his natural existence, awakening no astonishment, requiring no commentary; but there, like a thing of course, and as if it could not but be so.

    Paras. 1-19

  • An utilitarian reduction of welldoing to a distribution of properly calculated doses of satisfaction he dismissed with a scorn as derisive as Carlyle's;

    Robert Browning

  • Nothing but the greatest diligence and unyielding determination will save us from getting weary in welldoing.

    How to Live a Holy Life

  • As we dwell, we living things, in our isle of terror and under the imminent hand of death, God forbid it should be man the erected, the reasoner, the wise in his own eyes '-- God forbid it should be man that wearies in welldoing, that despairs of unrewarded effort, or utters the language of complaint.

    The Pocket R.L.S., being favourite passages from the works of Stevenson


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