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So instead she threw her arms around him and said, "Oh goody, goody!"

Cyrus is made to behave rather like the autocratic father of a goody story-book.

Goody was borne off to his cabin, and he kept his daughter by him until we were at the wharf.

What fun you must have had with that old chap Goody, and his daughter.

Goody still had an anxious look about him, and seemed somewhat disturbed.

"Go on," said Hal, encouragingly, as Goody stopped and hesitated.

"As you please," said Goody, with a sigh, resigning himself to the inevitable.

Goodness me,” said Goody Kertarkut, “what a likeness to their dear papa!

"Why, I noticed that only yesterday on Philamore's hand," said Goody.

“And his poor wife left at home alone,” said Goody Kertarkut.

WORD ORIGIN

also goodie, "something tasty," 1745, from good (adj.) + -y (2); adj. use for "sentimentally proper" is 1830 (especially in reduplicated form goody-goody, 1871). As an exclamation of pleasure, by 1796. Goody also used since 1550s as a shortened form of goodwife, a term of civility applied to a married woman in humble life; hence Goody Two-shoes, name of heroine in 1760s children's story who exulted upon acquiring a second shoe.

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