good works

plural noun

: things done to help poor people, sick people, etc.
She is admired for her many good works.

Examples of good works in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their expressions did not change as two other speakers praised Mr. Lorge for his transformation and good works. Photographs Todd Heisler, New York Times, 15 Oct. 2023 Griner’s continued good works have not gone unnoticed, and this summer, the WNBA announced that the Phoenix Mercury center was once again the recipient of the WNBA Cares Community Assist Award. Essence, 27 Sep. 2023 Those good works include helping to arrange recitals at a local concert circle, where she and the pianist meet. David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2023 Thrower’s good works have given people a reason to honor the Camden, Arkansas, native. Scott Talley, Detroit Free Press, 10 Sep. 2023 The associations, often named for the province immigrants came from, do good works: sponsoring cultural and sports activities, distributing protective equipment during the pandemic, raising money for charity causes in their home provinces. Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica, 12 July 2023 The 7th and 8th accent solutions and good works, but beware confrontational aspects happening on the 9th and 10th, and try to avoid lighting any fires. Katharine Merlin, Town & Country, 1 July 2023 She was influenced by the 18th-century founder of Methodism, John Wesley, who emphasized doing good works in service to the poor. Christopher H. Evans, The Conversation, 1 Mar. 2023 But the company's founder previously touted his company’s good works. Andrew Ford, The Arizona Republic, 23 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Good works.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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