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the greater good

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe greater goodthe greater gooda general advantage that you can only gain by losing or harming something that is considered less important Some wars are fought for the greater good. great
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the greater goodThis, I learned, was standard practice when a customer was about to be sacrificed for the greater good of Salomon.For the greater good of the parish or because he knew something?
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