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noun [uncountable] good pronunciation in American English /ɡʊd/
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  1. 1
    advantage, or benefit
    for the good of someone/something: Hartman should resign for the good of the party.
    for someone’s own good: I’m doing this for your own good.
    do someone good: I think a trip to the beach would do us all a lot of good.
    the common/general good (=benefit for everyone in society or in a group): The country’s natural resources should be used for the common good.
  2. 2
    morally correct behavior
    The Internet can be a force for good by helping to spread knowledge.
    good and evil: the battle between good and evil
  3. 3
    the pleasant part or aspects of something
    When you’re raising kids, you sometimes have to take the good with the bad.



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