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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.
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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.
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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.
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FORECAST: 2-1 Asian Heights, 3-1 Herodotus, 7-2 Gryffindor, 4-1 Worthily, 8-1 Chancellor.
Lack of a previous outing this year and the exceptional ground took its toll on Worthily in the straight.
Worthily, winner of the Listed Zetland Stakes at Newmarket last October, hasn't been out this season but trainer Mick Channon said: "He's well advanced.
At the same time, we must recognize our grave duty to hand the earth on to future generations in such a condition that they too can worthily inhabit it and continue to cultivate it," Wuerl said, referencing Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict XVI's 2009 encyclical.
Secondly, you must think about how worthily teachers of the Kyrgyz language and literature for the Russian classes receive their salaries.
fills the diary, prompting busy hours of worthily processing papers and shuffling between meetings.
In fact, the collective effort, the level of contacts we have established and the close relations with other partners based on trust give us hope that our priorities will be worthily reflected," he told reporters.
The Bahraini sports mission has worthily and meritoriously accomplished the first position in the overall ranking in terms of medallions won.
I refer to the tribute paid to former Assembly Speaker Willie Hay, now worthily elevated to the House of Lords.
Msgr Foy also says, "If Teilhard worthily received Sacraments before his death, there was still no public retraction of all his errors on record.
The Queen recognised "with pleasure the labour you have undertaken in providing thus worthily for the physical and intellectual improvement of the working classes, and I sincerely hope that this Hall and Park will prove a boon and a comfort to the people of Birmingham".
Neophytou presented the party`s six candidate MEPs, noting that all of them can worthily represent their country at the European Parliament.
Our young people are able to innovate and develop their own creations, thanks to this competition launched by Microsoft," he said, adding "we believe that our students will worthily represent Tunisia at the Arab and international levels.
Martinez Martin worthily defends his inclusion in this collection by elucidating the role of politics and key political figures surrounding the Revolution offering "un juicio fundamentalmente positivo" (109) of Porfirio Diaz while criticizing los Zapatistas and the lack of "una administracion moderna" (114).
The Authority draws the attention of potential bidders on the fact that one of its main objectives is to have a new Chancellery likely to worthily represent Belgium, and with the excellent result of the building in terms of ETDE durability architecture (both materials on the basis of a total life-cycle cost approach).