good guy


: a morally correct person or character : a hero
It's hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys in this movie.

Examples of good guy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Monkey Man is also, more than anything, proof of Patel’s commitment to moving beyond being the gentle, irreproachable good guy. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 5 Apr. 2024 One good guy with a gun could have stopped the evil criminals who opened fire on the crowd immediately. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 16 Feb. 2024 In our business, Mort was one of the wonderful combinations of writer, reporter, broadcaster, expert and good guy. Nick Canepa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Mar. 2024 Raising Arizona is a fairy tale that points out that no good guy is ever all good, and the bad guys are just flawed characters who were raised wrong. Tim Moffatt,, 26 Jan. 2024 Her dad played at Delaware and was a big football fan and good guy. Dave Skretta, USA TODAY, 31 Jan. 2024 Prayers are welcome for all-time good guy Tom Perrault, 78, the longtime St. Paul college and high school referee and game-clock official for the Timberwolves, Gophers, Lynx and University of St. Thomas recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and undergoing chemotherapy. Charley Walters, Twin Cities, 27 Jan. 2024 American documentary filmmaking is about going into a private story and having a good guy and a bad guy — basically staying in the three-act approach of Hollywood cinema, usually with some sort of climax. Matthew Jacobs, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Dec. 2023 Tony is the ultimate good guy, sometimes to a fault. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 12 Dec. 2023

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“Good guy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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