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Thank goodness that we have this private-sector expertise that we want to shape into a global public good that gets to everybody on the planet.

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Plato thought that before birth we resided in the world of “the Forms,” together with numbers, universals, and goodness itself.

We’re all bogged down and floundering, questioning our own goodness while we arch our eyebrows at our friends and argue over whose patch of muck is really solid ground.

We’re capable of great evil in some cases, but we’re also capable of great goodness.

So they don’t want to actually confront the United States Navy, for goodness sake.

But my goodness, even the air around Oxford University is studious.

All would attest to the manifest goodness that inspired the perfect nickname for the boy who would become a perfect cop.

That goodness steered him clear of the Sex Boys, the Crazy Homicides, the Sons of Nuns, and the other gangs of East New York.

Enforcement of U.S Code, Title VII, Chapter 25A “Export Standards for Grapes and Plums” remains fully funded, thank goodness.

In a country with a constitution that values secularism, religion is still the prime indicator of morality and goodness.

And he stood up in the shameful fall of the people: in the goodness and readiness of his soul he appeased God for Israel.

In truth, M. de Biancourt's goodness and prudence seemed much shaken by this tempest of human passions.

Goodness only knew what a falchion was, but there was the Griffin, and his history was an improvement upon the eternal Cat.

After all she, Hilda, possessed some mysterious characteristic more potent than the elegance and the goodness of Janet Orgreave.

One finds new friends;—and dear little girls; and—goodness knows what I shall find next.


On this page you'll find 106 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to goodness, such as: decency, friendliness, generosity, good will, grace, and graciousness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.