worthy cause

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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.
See also: cause, worthy
References in classic literature ?
"It is as I have been saying: for a worthy cause, or a cause which he believed to be worthy, there is no man of my country worthy of the name who would not accept death with the same resignation that he lays his head upon the pillow and waits for sleep."
Here,' she said, stretching out her hand with her contemptuous laugh, and looking down upon the prostrate girl, 'is a worthy cause of division between lady-mother and gentleman-son; of grief in a house where she wouldn't have been admitted as a kitchen-girl; of anger, and repining, and reproach.
He commenced to jabber and gesticulate, and even with her scant acquaintance with the ways of the anthropoids, she realized that he was not menacing her, for there was little or no baring of fighting fangs and his whole expression and attitude was of one attempting to explain a knotty problem or plead a worthy cause. At last he became evidently impatient, for with a sweep of one great paw he struck the spear from her hand and coming close, seized her by the arm, but not roughly.
"Oh, he always keeps in his upstairs study on Saturday afternoon," said Tom, who disliked anything sneaking, but was not disinclined to a little stratagem in a worthy cause. So he carried off the sword in triumph mixed with dread--dread that he might encounter Mr.
And they not only help Tuskegee, but they are constantly seeking opportunities to help other worthy causes.
In promoting the old testaments and the new gospel today my understanding is there are more than 270,000 Gideon members who are active in this important task in many countries in Africa, India and other nations where they are welcomed, or course not always the case in some respects, but nonetheless it's a very worthy cause. After all, they are only spreading good news.
"Last year, I walked from home to work in Etruria barefoot to raise money for a very worthy cause.
John Eynon, managing director at Persimmon Homes North East, said: "We are absolutely delighted to find such a worthy cause in the Grange Centre - one that makes a real impact in the community and offers its clients such an extraordinary day out.
"I felt we were at the start of something good and all for a worthy cause here in our region," he said.
'How to Get Away with Murder' costars Jack Falahee, Karla Souza and Conrad Ricamora are training hard for a race and lending their popularity to a worthy cause.
And among the star s jetting into support this worthy cause was Gwyneth Paltrow.
It makes a lot of sense to keep up the funding and support to such a worthy cause.
It is certainly a worthy cause and a big responsibility for the young actor.
Keith Johnson, from the bank's mortgage operations team, said: "We came away with a few aches, and lots of paint on our clothes, but we had a great time making a difference to such a worthy cause.
Ash, currently serving as captain in the British Army, said: "My aim is to raise money for a very worthy cause and in so doing challenge myself and demonstrate that it's still possible to test yourself to the limits."