for the good of

idiom

: in order to help (someone or something)
She did it for the good of the community.

Examples of for the good of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That interference escalated into a full-scale regulatory crackdown, in which the government portrayed the tech sector as a force that needed to be reined in for the good of society. WIRED, 15 June 2023 To remind coaches to stop catering only to players who are college prospects and start paying more attention to those who show up on time every day to practice, get A’s on their report cards and are ready to run through a brick wall for the good of the team. Eric Sondheimer columnist follow, Los Angeles Times, 8 Jan. 2023 Shiri Appleby plays Rachel, a young producer urged by her boss (Constance Zimmer) to put her morality aside for the good of the show. Amy MacKelden, ELLE, 13 Dec. 2022 Yesh Atid party along with some of the smaller ones, excluding Ben-Gvir and his guys, for the good of the nation. Jo-Ann Mort, The New Republic, 3 Nov. 2022 Two hundred years ago, European conscription policies were crafted around the idea of grooming young men into patriotic and productive citizens for the good of the national collective. Lenora Chu, The Christian Science Monitor, 4 Oct. 2022 In a speech that appeared intended to project authority and offer reassurance, Mr. Ruto thanked his supporters and vowed to work for the good of Kenya. Matthew Mpoke Bigg, New York Times, 15 Aug. 2022 Both stories are about a collective effort, a selfless effort, for the common good, for the good of all people on the planet. Joshua Rothkopf, EW.com, 6 Aug. 2022 Since the bill’s passage early this month, Biden’s reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee have launched an advertising blitz touting his ability to compromise with Republicans for the good of the country, a pitch tailored toward the political center ahead of the 2024 election. Jim Puzzanghera, BostonGlobe.com, 12 June 2023 See More

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“For the good of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20the%20good%20of. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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