• 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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  • 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
    “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
    “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.”


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


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
When I look up I do not contemplate a face of brass, but the face of infinite good will.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
They mayn't be very good at first, but you will be interested to see her in different positions.
"About Peggy Saville" by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
Here are two kind-hearted men, bound to each other by mutual good will and mutual interest.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
She is a good little thing in her way, but her awkwardness and left-handed ways will worry me incessantly.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
For Christ is not our servant by nature; he has become our servant from good will and favor toward us.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
But surely I can learn much from you and these noble gentlemen that will be good for Venice.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
So foul was his treachery that no man of good family in France will permit his daughter to marry me.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Prithee, then, good Carter, set aside the memory of my threatenings, and in pure good-will and honest penitence, give me a word of help.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It is hoped they will take this hint kindly, as it is meant for their good.
"The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain and Other Tales" by Hannah More
It will do no harm; it will do good.
"The Apple" by Various

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.

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
We will see that the pair of boundary values H±(D) ⊂ H = L2(M ; ξ ) for the operator D considered in the introduction is good.
Correspondences and index
In the case (iii.a), at least γ1nr ′ good seeds from Sω will be visited.
On multidimensional branching random walks in random environment
We will see that an analytic fitting formula for the first-crossing distribution proposed by Sheth & Tormen (2002, ST02 hereafter) is a good approximation when the barrier is mildly nonlinear.
On Random Walks with a General Moving Barrier
The next lemma will enable us to approximate the loop-erasure of the whole walk X [0, T ] by the loop-erasure of the individual segments when the walk is good.
The loop-erased random walk and the uniform spanning tree on the four-dimensional discrete torus
Given an energy E , to start the multiscale analysis we will need, as in [B, BK], an a priori estimate on the probability that a box ΛL is good with an adequate supply of free sites, for some sufficiently large scale L.
Localization at low energies for attractive Poisson random Schr\"odinger operators
Rays will be emitted from each of these points, and from at least one of them the angle of incidence will be good (more precisely, the angle to the edge of P ∩ E , which is the intersection of the corresponding facet with E ).
Beyond Hirsch Conjecture: walks on random polytopes and smoothed complexity of the simplex method
Vectors q will be emitted from each of these points, and from at least one of them the angle of incidence will be good (more precisely, the angle of q to the intersection of its facet with E will be good).
Beyond Hirsch Conjecture: walks on random polytopes and smoothed complexity of the simplex method
We will find out using our definition of what we mean operationally by a solution to an equation (which also is meant to map our “experimental” operations), that the question, “where is the solution?”, is not a good question. A better question would be, “what is the potential solution?”.
Founding quantum theory on the basis of consciousness
Edges of the van Kampen diagram will be called good if they are labelled by elements of S ∪ (Si H ′ i ); otherwise they are bad.
Fillings, finite generation and direct limits of relatively hyperbolic groups
It will be a good idea to audio reminders about things like taking medication.
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