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goods

or

commodities

any tangible economic products (cars, soap powders, tools, machines, etc.) that contribute directly (see FINAL PRODUCTS) or indirectly (see INTERMEDIATE PRODUCTS) to the satisfaction of human wants. CONSUMER GOODS and PRODUCERS’ GOOD are an important component of GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT.
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SOCRATES: Good; and is not a space of eight feet twice the size of this, and half the size of the other?
SOCRATES: Very good; I like to hear you say what you think.
"It will pleasure me hugely to take a braggart down a notch, an some good man will lend me a stout quarter-staff."
And who is best able to do good to his friends and evil to his enemies in time of sickness?
But there is a government of another sort, in which men govern those who are their equals in rank, and freemen, which we call a political government, in which men learn to command by first submitting to obey, as a good general of horse, or a commander-in-chief, must acquire a knowledge of their duty by having been long under the command of another, and the like in every appointment in the army: for well is it said, no one knows how to command who has not himself been under command of another.
Accordingly Good, who, from long practice at sea, has a fine piercing note, groped his way down the passage and set to work.
(Rory was the horse that mostly went with me when a pair was ordered, and a good honest fellow he was.) We had our own driver, and as he was always considerate and gentle with us, we had a very pleasant day.
"Now," quoth he, "my bow and eke mine arrows are as good as shine; and moreover, I go to the shooting match at Nottingham Town, which same has been proclaimed by our good Sheriff of Nottinghamshire; there I will shoot with other stout yeomen, for a prize has been offered of a fine butt of ale."
If that activity displeases somebody, this is only because it does not agree with his limited understanding of what is good. Whether the preservation of my father's house in Moscow, or the glory of the Russian arms, or the prosperity of the Petersburg and other universities, or the freedom of Poland or the greatness of Russia, or the balance of power in Europe, or a certain kind of European culture called "progress" appear to me to be good or bad, I must admit that besides these things the action of every historic character has other more general purposes inaccessible to me.
I have promised my kind Fairy to become a good boy, and I want to keep my word.
So at last Everyman turns him to his Good Deeds--his Good Deeds, whom he had almost forgotten and who lies bound and in prison by reason of his sins.
Peace with God and thy neighbour: so desireth good sleep.