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public good2

noun

the well-being of the general public

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  • Except, of course, the union of the "Iron interest" and the public good.

  • The public good which you, sir, have so eminently promoted, is my only motive.

    Patrick Henry

    Moses Coit Tyler
  • And that kind of thing is really criminal; it's against the public good.

    The Napoleon of Notting Hill Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • But the sword can give no right—save as the claim of the public good is behind it.

    Dulcibel Henry Peterson
  • The Influence of Self-love operating to the social and public good, v.266.

    Essay on Man Alexander Pope

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