Good-will

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Good-will benevolence; well-wishing: the established custom or popularity of any business or trade—often appearing as one of its assets, with a marketable money value
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Quotations

  • Sappho
    Sappho
    “What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful.”
  • Dr. Robert Anthony
    Dr. Robert Anthony
    “If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “A man ought to read just as his inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Most of us will do anything to become good except change our way of living.”
  • Mole
    Mole
    “If we have need of a strong will in order to do good, it is still more necessary for us in order not to do evil.”
  • John Mason Brown
    John Mason Brown
    “No one is worthy of a good home here or in heaven that is not willing to be in peril for a good cause.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gód; closely akin to Dut. goed, Ger. gut, Ice. góðr, Goth. gods.

Usage

In literature:

An acre of land in good cultivation will yield from seven to eight hundred bushels.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Doctor Burke will see for me that they are distributed where they will do most good.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
Here also a good heart-to-heart talk will do a world of good.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
After lolling about looking at pictures a twelve-mile spin will do you good.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
You will find, after you have been at Hamilton a while, that my friendship amounts to a good deal.
"Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore" by Pauline Lester
It will help me to be good if you will forgive me.
"A Modern Tomboy" by L. T. Meade
At any rate, we will get the rest of our goods of any value on board, and then await events.
"At Aboukir and Acre" by George Alfred Henty
It will do me good, and I hope I shall do him good.
"The Carved Cupboard" by Amy Le Feuvre
Hard work, cheerfulness, honesty, patience, sobriety and knowledge of good goods will make a man a successful salesman.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
She will suffer a good deal, but she will be the safer for it afterwards.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

"If on the price we should agree,
The living soon will vacant be;
The good incumbent's ninety five,
And cannot very long survive.
"The Reverend Simon Magus" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"Now stand you still, my good lords all
Under the green wood spray;
And I will wend to yonder fell-ow,
To weet what he will say."--
"King Edward IV. And The Tanner Of Tamworth" by Henry Morley
Let us hear through the blessed starlight.
The angels of Bethlehem,
Singing Glory to God in the highest,
On earth good will to men.
"Christmas Hymn" by Kate Seymour Maclean
Who set their will upon a whim
Clung to through good and ill,
Are wrecked alike whether they sink or swim,
Or hit or miss their will.
"In The Willow Shade" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
For doubt will come, will ever come,
Though signs be perfect good,
Till heart to heart strike doubting dumb,
And both are understood.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
I have been ready at your hand
To grant whatever you would crave,
I have both waged life and land,
Your love and good-will for to have.
"Greensleeves" by Anonymous British

In news:

How good will the men's basketball team be next season.
'I will act with honor, and I will fight to clear my good name'.
This week's official Russian report on last year's tragic plane crash puts blame squarely on Polish officials and may undo some of the good will that has brought Poland and Russia closer together.
While Shaquille O'Neal may no longer play for the Lakers, he continues to show his good will toward the LA community, delivering toys and food this holiday season to the Challenger Boys and Girls Club on 50th & Vermont in South Central.
If the Good Lord has a buffet in heaven I am willing to bet that at least two of my favorite foods will be included.
But leaders fighting foreign and civil wars have long known the value of good will.
This is supposed to be the season of good will, but there is holiday tension brewing in Santa Cruz.
Gretchen Mol will star in the world premiere of Francine Volpe's The Good Mother for The New Group's 2012-2013 season, which will also include Jonathan Marc Sherman's Clive, directed by and starring Ethan Hawke.
The 39-year-old Good Will Hunting star announced the name Wednesday morning on his official Facebook page.
Imagine a cycle in which the large majority of your goods are sold in a couple of brief "rush" seasons — with the full expectation that customers will sell those goods back to you at a later date.
There is a large amount of good will toward Scotland in the rest of the EU.
The new presidential pooch- who will make his official debut on Tuesday- will make a good addition to the Obama family, according to a local breeder.
I know it's the result of disagreement among smart people of good will and good intentions.
It remains to be seen how Detroit's cost-cutting measures will affect basic public services, but there's a good chance residents will be asked to step in to fill some of the gaps.
Affleck, who won an Oscar for writing 1997 movie Good Will Hunting with Damon , gave his pal plenty of tips while he was working on Promised Land with John Krasinski.
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In science:

We will briefly recall the properties of this map and then propose a multidimensional version with N coupled maps, showing that this generalization gives rise to very good statistical properties.
Properties making a chaotic system a good Pseudo Random Number Generator
We will see that this system has also very good properties from the point of view of correlation functions.
Properties making a chaotic system a good Pseudo Random Number Generator
On the other hand if the backbone is small and the problem is underconstrained there are many “good” beginning assignments which will lead to the solution.
Single-solution Random 3-SAT Instances
A good tree T will be a relevant tree with height d = (1 − ε) log n/ log α−1 in which generation d consists of a single vertex a.
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
The infinity of the transfer might make FNNs good for distant generalizations, as it will be further shown in tests.
Distant generalization by feedforward neural networks
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