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 Goodwood Races.Goody 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Goody.
 
A depreciative, meaning weakly moral and religious. In French, bon homme is used in a similar way.   1
        “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.
 


 Goodwood Races.Goody 

 
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