for a good purpose

idiom

: for something useful, helpful, or important
We were happy to know that the money was being used for a good purpose.

Examples of for a good purpose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their response to the idea of selling the Yeezy stock for a good purpose was split. Melissa Eddy, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2023 Facebook says criticism of the program is fair, that it was designed for a good purpose and that the company is working to fix it. Jeff Horwitz, WSJ, 16 Sep. 2021 Buffett does not object to the use of debt for a good purpose—for example, if a company uses debt to finance the purchase of another consumer monopoly. Charles Rotblut, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021

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“For a good purpose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20a%20good%20purpose. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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