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do-gooder

(ˈdugʊdɚ)
n. a person who is always trying to help others. (Often derogatory.) I don’t consider myself a do-gooder, but I try to help people.
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I AM one of the do-gooders who live on the Cambrian Estate.
These simple, old-time techniques should go a long way in heading off inquiries and even lawsuits by soft-on-crime do-gooders.
I'M sick to my sweaty armpits with do-gooders telling me what I can or can't do to save the bleedin' Earth.
Humanitarianism--a sentiment rather than an ideology--fed by the popular press as well as by the artists of the time, and informed by the real-world experiences of Evangelical do-gooders and parliamentary investigators--remained at least as important a force.
I'm sick and tired of hearing do-gooders say how desperate she must have been to abandon her Dad.
Predictably, the panel envisions a public-works project for tax-funded international do-gooders in the form of a Cabinet-level agency to administer foreign aid and "a civilian rapid-response corps of experts" armed with a contingency fund of $1 billion.
Crusading attorney and paralegals are romantic, selfless do-gooders.
Although he noted Boat Trip's failure to include more gay characters of color, Seomin told The Buzz, "Many of the gay men defy stereotypes and end up being the do-gooders.
Propelled by the Clinton impeachment debacle, a pair of Silicon Valley do-gooders put together an electronic people's campaign to urge congressional leaders to register their grievances and "move on.
Aided by several unsuspecting do-gooders and his ever-faithful companion of destruction George Plimpton, Charlie uncovers a not-too-complex web of drugs, deceit, hate, hopelessness and unsolved murders that may cost him his life.
The litany of self-lauding corporate do-gooders is seemingly endless.
But he is especially astute on the default of high-minded do-gooders, the twilight of serious think tanks and the rise of empty but expensive suits on the right.
Orvis reminds potential do-gooders char some ISPs charge their users for each piece of mail they receive.
T joins the ranks of Superman and other heroic crime fighters and do-gooders, with one difference -- Mr.
We became involved with this company because its state-of-the-art technology is applied to the reality of the hospital environment, free from posturing politicos and demagogic do-gooders.