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good nature

A kindly, affable, beneficent, and/or obliging propensity or personality. Mark's good nature has made the death of my mother so much easier to bear. It was thanks to the good nature of my thesis supervisor that I felt so confident writing my dissertation. Margaret has such a good nature, always willing to lend a hand no matter what the task may be.
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good nature

A cheerful, obliging disposition, as in Ted is known for his good nature-he's always willing to help. [Mid-1400s]
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The course was closed for a short while, but it underlined the good nature of Mr Rafter and his son, that members were asked to finish their rounds in his honour," said Mr Goode.
He is a medium-sized, vaccinated male, whose gentle spirit and good nature would be suited to adults and children alike.
As if the air race is not challenging enough, arbitrary penalties in the finals of the last two rounds have tested my good nature.
Joe Linot: Good Nature pork is a line of antibiotic-free, all-natural pork that Cargill Meat Solutions launched in July.
We feel we've been lied to and our good nature some how under mined.
Everybody has a right to if they feel they are underpaid and this Government does take advantage of the good nature of people like teachers and nurses.
It centres on primary school teacher Poppy (a chirpy Sally Hawkins, right), whose good nature lends itself to the eponymous title.
For thorough professionalism and a shining good nature he has had few equals in my experience.
However, that shouldn't stop you appealing to his good nature.
With his genuine enthusiasm and good nature, comparisons at this point in his career to Dick Enberg aren't much
Still, the research is another example of how good nature can be at solving problems.
If our nation does something big like this to fix this mess, the momentum of our decline will weaken and our inherent good nature will reemerge as the defining characteristic of our governance.
And yes the larks love butterflies (for breakfast) Raccoons love meadowlarks (at midnight dinners) Roses hug their neighbors (till they wither) Nature breeds good nature (in her winners).
We would appeal to the good nature of the other people to come forward.
From tires and toys, to keyboards and contraceptives, to boots and bodysuits, this highly engaging book celebrating rubber's good nature and its countless contributions to our daily lives.