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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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4 Apart from an individuals's judgement about his worthiness to present himself to receive the Holy Eucharist, the minister of Holy Communion may find himself in the situation where he must refuse to distribute Holy Communion to someone, such as in cases of a declared excommunication, a declared interdict, or an obstinate persistence in manifest grave sin (cf.
Named for the mountain where the Jewish patriarch Abraham proved his worthiness to God by offering to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Moriah Films was designed to regularly produce ``quality documentaries'' investigating all aspects of the 3,500-year history of Judaism and the Jewish people, Hier said.
The service also provides continuous news monitoring that keeps customers up-to-date on events affecting the credit worthiness of companies, including financial statement updates, SEC filings, S&P and Moody's rating changes, and credit-relevant news.
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According to Griffin, this process of educating consumers helps them to better manage their credit history and determine their credit worthiness.
The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, passed in 1974, was intended to help homebuyers fully understand the terms of their loans and to protect them against terms or practices that could cause them to lose money, credit worthiness or their homes.
This makes it hard to "maintain or develop a positive self-image that confirms and reaffirms our inherent worthiness and potential for accomplishment.
213 in the regular season and was the object of repeated questions about his worthiness to be in the lineup, continued his postseason tear.
Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, credit reports can be ordered for: insurance underwriting, credit transactions, hiring (with your written permission), license eligibility or for a legitimate business purpose, such as verifying the credit worthiness of a potential business partner.
In a statement, Clinton applauded the ``bipartisan congressional vote to maintain the nation's credit worthiness and financial integrity.
Leveraging on the production worthiness of the Tachyon platform that has been adopted by Brion's worldwide customer base," said Neal Callan, Tachyon OPC+ product manager, "users can now determine beforehand just how long an OPC run will take, because Tachyon OPC+'s processing speed scales linearly with die size.
In particular, various economic and competitive factors, including those outside our control, such as interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, inflation rates, instability in domestic and foreign financial markets, terrorist acts, consumer spending patterns, energy costs and availability, freight costs, availability of consumer and commercial credit, adverse weather, levels of residential and commercial construction, and changes in raw material and component costs, and the credit worthiness of our customers, insurers, and investees, and other factors could cause our actual results during the remainder of 2006 and in the future years to differ materially from those expressed in this press release.
Oliver Vatel, process development director of the Crolles2 Alliance*, said, "With a compelling combination of low k values, integration worthiness and manufacturability, Applied Materials has demonstrated its low k leadership over multiple device generations.