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worthy cause

A cause that merits attention, aid, or action due to an inherent goodness of values or intention. The lawyer decided to waive her fees because she felt that the young man's case was a worthy cause.
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the laborer is worthy of his hire

Workers should or deserve to be paid. The phrase comes from the Bible. You did a fine job in the stables, Edgar. I have some money for you, as the laborer is worthy of his hire.
See also: hire, of, worthy

worthy of the name

deserving to be so called; good enough to enjoy a specific designation. There was not an actor worthy of the name in that play. Any art critic worthy of the name would know that painting to be a fake.
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worthy of the name

Deserving a name or description, as in Any artist worthy of the name can draw better than that. This expression uses worthy of in the sense of "deserving by reason of merit," a usage dating from about 1300.
See also: name, of, worthy

worthy of the ˈname

(also worth the ˈname) (formal) deserving to be called good: Any doctor worthy of the name would help an injured man in the street.
See also: name, of, worthy
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Respect for the Holy Eucharist, in particular, demands that it be received worthily and that it be seen as the source for our common mission in the world.
The irony here is that one of the officers, a PC David Burlingham, is the leading light in North Yorkshire Police's Bike Week, a campaign worthily intended to increase safety on the county's roads, including keeping a watch on speeding.
I believe tolerance and respect for the opinions of others is being jeopardized by men and women whose instincts are worthily patriotic, but whose minds are apparently unwilling to accept the necessity for dissent within a democracy.
The result commemorates worthily the two distinguished Japanese scholars to whom the book is dedicated.
According to Article 28, the sacrament is not only a sign"; the reception of the bread and wine, rather, is a "partaking" of the body and blood of Christ for those "such as rightly, worthily, and with faith, receive the same.
Richard Quinn was handed a two-day ban for excessive use of the whip on Staging Post, neck winner of the Emirates Airline Garrowby Rated Stakes after a final-furlong battle with Worthily.
WORTHILY maintained the good form of his trainer Mick Channon with a Listed race victory at Pontefract yesterday.
Therefore, to know whether art worthily fulfills its proper mission as initiator, whether the artist is truly of the avant-garde, one must know where Humanity is going, what the destiny of the human race is.
By its perceptive and penetrating examination of cultural phenomena which, in Weber's words, "lie in a line of development having universal significance and value," Professor Seligman's book contributes worthily to what C.
Christians indeed are called to live worthily of the traditions handed down to them, but in so doing they remould them and give them new life.
But, worthily conferred, it dilates the heart, making us more truly human.
The pursuit of power with the capacity and in the desire to use it worthily is among the noblest of human occupations," Winston Churchill wrote in his biography of Marlborough.
We have compared the range of material, the scope of the record, and the accuracy of the indexes with the first volume, and find that Dr Meyer's initial high standards have been worthily maintained, and even surpassed.
Maitland has been worthily commemorated in this book.
The event will be hosted by renowned Venezuelan-American internationalist and communicator Lourdes Ubieta, who resides in Miami, and stated: "I was very happy when I was invited to participate in this recognition of my countrymen because they all worthily represent our beautiful Venezuela.