They'd gone shopping at the local Goodwill for their polyester outfits.
The late atrocities had made confidence or goodwill between parties impossible.
His very reforms alienated the goodwill of all classes; of the nobles, by the abolition of forced labour; of the clergy, by the confiscation of monastic estates; of the masses, by the introduction of a tobacco monopoly and the inevitable collapse of the inflated hopes to which his agrarian reforms had given rise.
It was Williams merit that, fond as he was of power, he recognized the fact that he could not rule except so far as he carried the goodwill of the nation with him.
The world is happiest when this process is one of persuasion, goodwill, reason, logic, and negotiation.