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Goodness, 1) the state of being good, good quality: “a healthful state which, rank of g., would by ill be cured,” Sonn. 118, 12. “makes beauty brief in g.” Meas. III, 1, 186. “the g. of a quarrel,” Troil. II, 2, 123. “nothing is at a like g. still,” Hml. IV, 7, 117. Hml. IV, 7, 117
2) moral righteousness, virtue: “die for g.” Sonn. 124, 14. “which any print of g. wilt not take,” Tp. I, 2, 352. “the g. that is cheap in virtue,” Meas. III, 1, 185. Meas. III, 1, 185 III, 2, 236. All's I, 1, 52. All's I, 1, 52 IV, 3, 320. V, 1, 13. Wint. II, 2, 43. IV, 2, 13. V, 1, 176. R2 V, 3, 65. H8 II, 1, 94. II, 2, 91. III, 2, 282. III, 2, 282 III, 2, 282 III, 2, 282 V, 5, 22. Mcb. IV, 3, 33. Lr. IV, 2, 38. Oth. II, 3, 367. Ant. I, 4, 11. Cymb. I, 4, 156. I, 6, 158. II, 4, 9. Per. III, 3, 26. IV, 6, 122.
3) kindness: “thanks for thy much g.” Meas. V, 534. “our natural g. imparts this,” Wint. II, 1, 164. “God's g. had been great to thee,” H6B II, 1, 84. H8 III, 2, 249. H8 III, 2, 249 IV, 2, 131. V, 5, 1. Tim. I, 1, 11. I, 2, 17. IV, 2, 38. Lr. IV, 7, 2. Oth. II, 3, 327. Cymb. II, 3, 64. “for g. sake,” Cymb. II, 3, 64. III, 1, 159.
4) any thing good: “bliss and g. on you,” Meas. III, 2, 228. “we hear such g. of your justice,” V, 6. “there is some soul of g. in things evil,” H5 IV, 1, 4. “Talbot means no g. by his looks,” H6A III, 2, 72. “the g. of the night upon you!” Oth. I, 2, 35 (cf. Meas. IV, 2, 76. R3 V, 3, 80). “the g. I intend upon you,” Lr. V, 1, 7. “there's no g. in thy face,” Ant. II, 5, 37. “there is no g. in the worm,” V, 2, 268. “all g. that consists in bounty expect even here,” Per. V, 1, 70. == good fortune, success: “as you hope for any g.” R3 I, 4, 194 (Qq to have redemption). “the chance of g. be like our warranted quarrel,” Mcb. IV, 3, 136.
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