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goodness

noun [U]  us   /ˈɡʊd·nəs/
used in many fixed expressions to show emotion, esp. surprise: Goodness! I thought you’d gone home already!

goodness noun [U] (MORALLY RIGHT)

the quality of being morally right and admirable: I believe in the basic goodness of human nature.
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