common good


: the public good : the advantage of everyone
The organization works for the common good.

Examples of common good in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is little sense of the common good in play here. David Meyer, Fortune, 21 Feb. 2024 How does democracy inspire a sense of mutual obligation to a common good shaped and informed by needs that arise from the bottom up? Richard K. Sherwin, Baltimore Sun, 19 Jan. 2024 Within our reach in 2024 is the chance to reclaim the America envisioned by our Founders, an America united in common good for all. Letter Writers, Twin Cities, 14 Jan. 2024 Our goal is to identify leaders whose accomplishments over their long careers will serve as an inspiration to others who seek to advance the common good. Baltimore Sun Editorial Board, Baltimore Sun, 12 Jan. 2024 This whole process is indicative of how the leaders of the DC area fail to consider the common good of the region and instead engage in a race to the bottom. Teo Armus, Washington Post, 13 Dec. 2023 These videos dramatized a broader tension between personal entitlement and the common good. Amanda Hess, New York Times, 6 Oct. 2023 Influential citizens in both countries must mobilize to find ways beyond official engagement to promote the common good. Wang Jisi, Foreign Affairs, 23 Nov. 2023 The essence of President Biden’s foreign policy is to lay a new foundation of American strength so that the country is best positioned to shape the new era in a way that protects its interests and values and advances the common good. Jake Sullivan, Foreign Affairs, 24 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Common good.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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