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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
3. Moral Conditions

948. Good Man. [Good Woman.]

   NOUN:GOOD MAN, worthy.
  model, paragon (perfection) [See Perfection]; good example; hero, demigod, seraph, angel; saint (piety) [See Piety]; benefactor [See Benefactor]; philanthropist [See Philanthropy]; Aristides; noble liver, pattern.
  salt of the earth; one in ten thousand; a man among men, white man [slang]; brick [slang], trump [slang], rough diamond.
  GOOD WOMAN, virgin, innocent; goddess, queen, Madonna, ministering angel, heaven’s noblest gift; “a perfect woman, nobly planned” [Wordsworth].
  1. Si sic omnes!
  2. How few Know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.—Dryden
  3. How near to good is what is fair!—Ben Jonson
  4. Only the young die good.—Cynic’s Calendar