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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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During processing, Cargill maintains strict natural standards: Good Nature pork is minimally processed and contains no artificial ingredients.
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.
For thorough professionalism and a shining good nature he has had few equals in my experience.
Wadsworth - who was brought in as director of development - believes itwas the good nature of owner Brooks Mileson which ultimately cost the club.
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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.
Leon writes a story filled with cynicism and the good nature of her hero amidst the intrigue and corruption of Venice and the Italian bureaucracy.
Brian will be missed for his quick wit, good nature, and zest for life no matter what.
Viroli presents this as evidence of Machiavelli's good nature, and as a defense against the charge that Machiavelli hated women.
Company officials said is works will continue to be appreciated and in demand by collectors worldwide, and his good nature and generosity will always be remembered.
Forever jealous of his brother's resourcefulness and good nature, Salacotta attempts to foil Soliday's good intentions.