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Definition of "gooding" []

  • A mode of asking alms formerly in use in England, and in one form still continued. See the first extract. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "gooding" in a sentence
  • "So that's why liberals, unless they can devise a means by which their do-gooding is paid for exclusively by people willing to do so, should always cave – doing otherwise is tyranny."
  • "Much of this goes for the underclass of whites too and it amuses me that behind much of the do-gooding is a latent racism so ingrained that it takes a Boris Johnson to detect it."
  • "St. Thomas's Day, 21st December, is still at Otterbourne held as the day for "gooding," when each poor house-mother can demand sixpence from the well-to-do towards her Christmas dinner."
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