from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being “goody” or priggish; canting morality or piety.


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  • "goodiness," abhorred by every normal girl, it would be impossible to imagine.

    A College Girl George de Horne Vaizey 1887

  • When the English degree didn't satisfy her do-goodiness to save lives, Rose jumped back into school and is currently pursing a Bachelor's of Nursing in Central Florida.

    Rose Duggan | Fandomania 2010

  • This positive attitude is not a corny let's-all-be-friends goody-goodiness; it's a difficult, brave discipline – and Obama supporters have "lost their bearings" as much as anyone.

    Poll: Obama gaining support with key Clinton demographics 2008

  • The Russian Batman is an anarchist who resents Superman's twisted do-goodiness (which is frankly something I've always disliked about Superman, too.)

    Day in the Life of an Idiot lyda222 2008

  • Wanting to suck NWB and I back into your malignignant maelstrom of conjectural goodiness . . .

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Barnes and Noble Challenge. 2010

  • Head over to Pat's Fantasy Hotlist for the general goodiness that he posts daily.

    Sunday Linkage Mark 2008

  • Despite Clark's super nauseating abilities for super-goodiness, the super hot Kristin Kreuk (with those super beautiful eyes!!) and the super wicked Erica Durance (wish she's in the show more often) actually makes the show quite watchable.

    Tube Bits For 08/07/2007 2007

  • All across this racist shithole that is Canada, our most valuable resource, children, sail through our education system on a cloud of feel goodiness.

    Archive 2007-07-01 2007

  • His goody-goodiness is as provocative to my baser nature as a red flag to an Andulasian bull.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer 1912

  • Granny told some pretty stories of when she was a little girl, stories to which the children always listened with real delight, because Gran'ma evidently had been a little girl, from the sort of things she told, and the way she told them, not like some grown-up people who would make their youngers believe that they never cared for anything but lesson-books and goody-goodiness from the moment they were christened.

    Terry Or, She ought to have been a Boy Rosa Mulholland 1881


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