He wants to do away with welfare.
I have your welfare at heart.
The welfare of all the orphans was at stake.
She donates to organizations concerned about animal welfare.
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Grandin has been a pioneer in improving the welfare of farm animals as well as an outspoken advocate for the autism community.—David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Nov. 2023 Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has filmed a lot of things — dismissive budget negotiations among UC Berkeley administrators, dead end conversations inside a New York welfare center, a live capuchin monkey being decapitated by scientists.—J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 22 Nov. 2023 The Mississippi welfare scandal has far-reaching repercussions that have extended past the state level.—Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 9 Nov. 2023 The outlet further reports that Reeves had a meeting in 2019 with John Davis, the former director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, who has since pleaded guilty to federal and state charges in relation to the welfare scandal.—Virginia Chamlee, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 For his part, Presley has talked up his blue-collar background and values while trying to ding Reeves by connecting the governor to the welfare scandal.—Geoffrey Skelley, ABC News, 6 Nov. 2023 Police conducted a welfare check of Chyna’s one-bedroom apartment in Southwest Washington, but there were no signs of Crawford’s daughter or anything out of the ordinary.—Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2023 In September, the Army Reserve requested a health and welfare check for Card, after a reserve soldier expressed concern that Card was going to commit a mass shooting, according to documents from the sheriff's office.—Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 9 Nov. 2023 Fans concerned about the welfare of Frank Ocean’s leg — a last-minute injury that reportedly derailed his headlining Coachella spot earlier this year — can officially breathe a sigh of relief.—Vulture, 9 Nov. 2023
Moderate Democrats fear pro-welfare and anti-business labels.—John Harwood, CNN, 19 Sep. 2021 Starting near the end of the last century, the rhetoric of business-minded reform increasingly cloaked the politics of deregulation, anti-welfare cutbacks, and austerity.—Kyle Edward Williams, The New Republic, 9 Dec. 2020 Layers of state bureaucracy, outdated computer systems, and, in some states, anti-welfare attitudes kept timely help out of the reach of many.—Tracey Lindeman, Fortune, 23 Oct. 2020 Even overtly welfare-ish Medicaid payments—originally intended to provide care for poor children—now go largely to long-term care for mainly middle-class elderly.—Eric B. Schnurer, The Atlantic, 12 Dec. 2017 See More
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Middle English, from the phrase wel faren to fare well