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‘Good’ as a noun

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Good’ as a noun.


“Well, child, dry up your tears. There is no use in these tears; they can do no good.”

From ‘Mansfield Park’, by Jane Austen.

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It was high time for me to chip in. “Let me speak,” I said.

From ‘Greenmantle’, by John Buchan.

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