Definition of godness
1. goodness [ n ] that which is good or valuable or useful
Examples: : "weigh the good against the bad" "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"
(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)
But neither was the statement empirical , for goodness was not a quality like red or squeaky that could be seen or heard .
He holds that goodness and badness lie_in feelings of approval or disapproval .
If goodness and badness lie_in attitudes only and hence are brought into being by them , those men who greeted death and misery with childishly merry laughter are taking the only sensible line .
On_the_other_hand , to greet them with delight would convert what before was neutral into something good ; it would bring goodness into the world .
(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)
Mike remained in trance ; there was much to grok , loose_ends to puzzle_over and fit into his growing - all that he had seen and heard and been at the Archangel_Foster_Tabernacle ( not just cusp when he and Digby had come face_to_face alone ) - why Bishop_Senator_Boone made him warily uneasy , how Miss_Dawn_Ardent tasted like a water_brother when she was not , the smell of goodness he had incompletely grokked in the jumping_up_and_down and wailing -Synonyms goodness good Related Terms bad bad quality benefit wisdom better optimum better desirability worthiness
2. goodness [ n ] moral excellence or admirableness
Examples: : "there is much good to be found in people"
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