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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.
See also: good, nature
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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]
See also: good, nature
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The author of the "Good Nature" column for Remedy magazine, which features the latest research on natural remedies, explains the surge in interest in herbs, supplements, functional foods, and other alternative medicine modalities from acupuncture to yoga, and how to safely use them to treat conditions from acne to weight loss.
He is a medium-sized, vaccinated male, whose gentle spirit and good nature would be suited to adults and children alike.
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In a bid to further beef up the all-natural standards for its Good Nature antibiotic- and hormone-free pork program, Cargill has converted to a 100 percent vegetarian diet for hogs that supply the line."Good Nature pork is targeted at a growing consumer audience that is very conscious of how and where their food is raised," relays Joe Linot, marketing manager for the Wichita, Kan.-based Cargill Pork.
Joe Linot: Good Nature pork is a line of antibiotic-free, all-natural pork that Cargill Meat Solutions launched in July.
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 the right approach you should be able to twist his arm.
Bill's persistence, love of people and good nature served him well in holographic sales.
Still, the research is another example of how good nature can be at solving problems.--E.
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."