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Goody

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A depreciative, meaning weakly moral and religious. In French, bon homme is used in a similar way.

“No doubt, if a Cæsar or a Napoleon comes before some man of weak will … especially if he be a goody man, [he] will quail.”—J. Cook: Coo-science. lecture iv. p. 49.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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