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Acts, actions, or efforts that are charitable, generous, kind, or philanthropic. Thanks to the good works of volunteers like Sarah, our organization has been able to reach out to thousands of families in need across the state.
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Acts of charity, kindness, or good will, as in She spent much of her life in doing good works, especially for the homeless. This expression, also put as good work, originally had the theological meaning of an act of piety. Today it is used in a more general context. [c. a.d. 1000]
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ˌgood ˈworkskind acts to help others: The company produced a report giving details of its good works for the community and the environment.
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