Phrases with "good"

Rudyard Kipling I followed him, as a good reporter should. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

A good carpet, dainty modern furniture, and pictures on the wall. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Henry Fielding Mrs. Francis soon left the room, and we soon after left the house; nor would this good woman see us or wish us a good voyage. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

Olaf Stapledon On good ground it moved at a hundred miles an hour. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

D. H. Lawrence And he seemed always anxious to prove that he had been so good to her. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

So, unless they swallowed the wire itself, or made loops of it to snare the fishes with, I don’t see what good their extravagant salary could be to them. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Among the many gentlemen whom it was my fortune to please, one, ere long, established himself in my mother’s good graces, to the exclusion of all less important aspirants. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Radclyffe Hall Cure him, good God! There was no cure for Blanc, he was, of all men the most normal abnormal. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

John Galsworthy Jolyon came in this afternoon when the girls were out, and told me of a picture he had bought ‘Dutch fishing boats at Sunset’— he has such good judgment. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Fanny Fern I was afraid if you went to Mr. Lescom, or Mr. Tibbetts of the Pilgrim, before signing it, that they would impose upon your good womanly heart, and thereby gain an unfair advantage over you. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Very good of you, though of course you could not use her yourself when you were laid up. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

George Meredith It ‘s like what you call good writing: the simple way does the business, and that’s the most difficult to learn, because you must give your head to it, as those French fellows do. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Though good their anchors were, upon the murky sea.

They require a great deal to give them the aspect of soldiers; indeed, it seems as if they needed to have a good deal taken away and added, like the rough clay of a sculptor as it grows to be a model. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Charles Dickens Said Mr. Fareway, as we went along, ‘Are you a good hand at business?’ ‘I think not,’ said I. Said Mr. Fareway then, ‘My mother is. George Silvermans’s Explanation by Charles Dickens [1868]

To satisfy him, after binding him to secrecy, Larose gave the explanation that the poultry-farmer had owed a good sum of money to a friend of his and they were trying to find out where he had gone. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

Guy de Maupassan He said one evening at a dinner at the tax-collector’s house: “A man who speaks with such facility and who is always in good humor could not have such a crime on his conscience. The Orphan by Guy de Maupassan

As I say, she was uneasy about her that Sunday.” “And I was uneasy then, too,” said Miss Bain. “Myrtle is a good maid and we are quite fond of her. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

In these infant schools a child was early taught the mystery of its relation to society; all its good dispositions and propensities were encouraged and developed, and its vicious ones were repressed. Three Hundred Years Hence by Mary Griffith

Thomas Hardy He blamed her much that there was no promise of this, and asked her what she was good for. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

John Galsworthy A good deal of disappointment was felt that the evidence disclosed nothing at all of a sexual character. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Virginia Woolf They diverged into the drawing-room for the good reason that the door was open. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Maria Edgeworth Laughter, besides being good for the health, and consequently for the complexion, always implies superiority. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Sir Walter Scott So with what artillery you propose making good the pass, before you come to hand blows, truly, Ranald, it passeth my apprehension. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Anthony Trollope She was a good girl, and would have consented to marry no man without feeling sure of his affections; but Fred Neville was bold and frank as well as handsome, and had plenty to say for himself. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

I rubbed a good deal of dirt also into the sunburn of my cheeks. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Theodore Dreiser You seem to know a good deal of what has gone on in the past. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

John Galsworthy It was no good waiting, he would walk on to Green Street and talk to Winifred at once. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

Henry James This was in no degree, to Mr. Wentworth, a perturbing fact, for he had no sense of competing with his young kinsman for Eugenia’s good graces. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

I hope she will make a good wife. Dr. Knox by Ellen Wood [1873]

Henry James Felix felt, at all times, much the same impulse to dissipate visible melancholy that a good housewife feels to brush away dust. The Europeans by Henry James [1878]

I mind that I said to my daughter a good score times: “Don’t you have that Jim Bates.” But she would. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

I am sure too that it was given in a good spirit, without any intention of humiliating us; so in fairness we ought to have been grateful—still, we were not. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Henry Fielding A long intimacy and friendship subsisted between the count and Mr. Wild, who, being by the advice of the count dressed in good cloaths, was by him introduced into the best company. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

M. P. Shiel But how long? I invite you to be good to our youth. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

A good deal else was lacking when it was published, the whole resembling a patchwork of odds and ends of the crudest and least harmonious design. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Anthony Trollope Go now, Souchey — there’s a good fellow; and I’ll come again the day after tomorrow and tell you. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells I think about him a good deal. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

George Meredith He gave one glance at it as at a history finished, and sent up his name to Lady Charlotte. “Ah! you haven’t brought the good old dame with you?” she said, rising to meet him. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Willa Cather Indeed, all the good cake-bakers in town were expected to send a cake. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Edith Wharton I used to say that I had been taught only two things in my childhood: the modern languages and good manners. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Watkin Tench Nor would we quit the place until his forgiveness was complete, and his good humour restored. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Arthur Conan Doyle What I want to know’ Tom, is what’s the matter with my becoming a medium?” “A medium?” “Why the devil should you stare at me! If it’s good enough for you it’s good enough for me. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

The future had been before them then: it lay in their own hands, so to say, to choose the path for good or for ill. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

E. F. Benson But good colouring about this one. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Ben may make a gentleman yet—and a good man to boot. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Richard Burton The domestics, devout Moslems, pronounced me an ’Ajami,16 a kind of Mohammedan, not a good one like themselves, but, still better than nothing. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Archie, who had a good sense of direction, knew the point of the compass where Tarta lay, and had an occasional glimpse of the park paling on his right to keep him straight. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope But I was always good to Bos; and when he cheated me, as he did, about his time, I never even threatened to stop his money. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Carlyle Laughter means sympathy; good laughter is not “the crackling of thorns under the pot. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Anne Bronte Mary had had good success with her drawings; but our father had insisted upon her likewise keeping all the produce of her industry to herself. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Yes, but would she care to marry a man who could only arrive at his inheritance by smirching her good name? The will could not be proved without doing that. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Virginia Woolf A good phrase, however, seems to me to have an independent existence. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Henry James He has developed faster even than you prophesied, and for good and evil alike he takes up a formidable space. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

You may be sure he has twenty skeletons put away in good places, that he will haul out one by one, rather than let himself be squashed. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Walter Scott She was a woman of high principle, however, and masculine good sense, as some of her letters testify, which are still in my wainscot cabinet. My Aunt Margaret’s Mirror by Walter Scott [1828]

D. H. Lawrence She hardened herself, and said callously: “We were as good as engaged for nearly a year, though nobody knew — at least — they talked — but — it wasn’t open. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Her hand, thin and white, looked like the hand of an invalid on the brawny forearm of that man bursting with health and good condition. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

He was not only bettering himself in this way, but the fact that he was living with a man so highly respected in the city was doing him a large amount of good from a social point of view. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Old it is, yet may it stand thee in good stead, since this virtue it hath that he who weareth it shall not fall alive into the hand of his enemies. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

I saw him for the last time in (September) 1815, after I returned from France; he dined or lunched with me at Long’s in Bond Street. I never saw him so full of gaiety and good humour. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Her school was a morning school for little boys of good parentage, all of whom paid liberal terms; and she would be able to let her best rooms for at least six months in the year. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

As a matter of fact, he was not a good leader to follow. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Rudyard Kipling They were very kind, and there was the beginning of a good smile on his lips. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Sir Richard Burton When Ajib heard his father’s words, his heart also yearned himward, and he looked at the eunuch and said to him: “Of a truth, O my good guard, my heart yearns to this cook. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

What good was it to hunt for him? She would never find him, but little by little the desire to discover him took entire possession of her, and she hastened her steps. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

Jules Verne In the end of May, the temperature again rose, and spring returned for good and all. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

F. Scott Fitzgerald I had a good record up to three years ago. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

A sweet-toned old spinet in good repair stood by the window. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Rudyard Kipling Now the Number Sixty carries for its attribute the Hearer. This may be good or bad, for Allah hears all things. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Moreover, from the snoring,” he added grimly, “it must have been somebody with a good conscience. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Frances Hodgson Burnett A good deal is said about that sort of thing in their histories and speeches. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Anna Katherine Green He had simply, on their first trip over, seen that she was middle-aged, suffering and much too good and kind to be followed up by enemies and wicked police officials. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Robert Louis Stevenson I’ve a good house at home, and plenty to nurse me, and I had no real call to leave them. The Amateur Emigrant by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. Phillips Oppenheim We saw a good deal of De Besset at Deauville, but I’m afraid you’ll have to take my word for it that my wife isn’t that sort at all. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

H. G. Wells There is a large human charity about it, a sun too broad and warm, a reasonableness too wide and free perhaps for the timid convulsive quality of our time, yet all good as good wine for the wise. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

In affirmative sentences the rule is different: He is as good as she. Write it Right by Ambrose Bierce [1909]

Arthur Machen She told them a good deal of her life: she had kept lodgings in Judd Street, near King’s Cross — a nasty, noisy street, she called it — and she seemed to think the inhabitants a low lot. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

H.P. Lovecraft We walked nearer, and I saw that it must be five feet across, with walls a good foot thick and some six inches above the ground level — solid work of the seventeenth century, or I was much mistaken. Pickman’s Model by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

Olaf Stapledon She had the correct figure and the kind of good looks that are popularized by commercial artists. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Luckily, we seem to have struck an ideal cruising-ground, with a wide choice of safe fiords and a good prospect of ducks, if we choose to take a little trouble about them. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

But “give us good orders, and they will make us good men,” is the maxim of a legislator, and the most infallible in the politics. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

George Elio I was a good wife as any in the county — never aggravated my husband. The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton by George Elio

In fact, he had his finger in every public pie likely to bring him into notoriety; but not in private pies, oh, dear, no; he never did good by stealth and blush to find it fame. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope Then I will tell how Thackeray died, early indeed, but still having done a good life’s work. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

In novels the good woman always marries the scapegrace, but it does not seem to be the case in real life. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Edith Wharton Ethan’s arts were soon exhausted, and after an embarrassed pause he wished Hale good day and opened the door of the office. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

Olaf Stapledon It is true, of course, that, like other good things, mystical experience may become a snare. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Anton Chekhov Kuznetsov, who had also drunk a good deal and was touched, craned forward to the young man and kissed him. The Chorus Girl and other stories by Anton Chekhov

Edith Wharton That is what I should be good for, you see — to keep him up to his opportunities. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

Anthony Trollope But there could be no doubt that she would do good service if she married her cousin; her money would go to good purposes, and her care to those children would be invaluable. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Oh! bold Fighting Attie, the knowing, the natty, By us all it must sure be confest, Though your shoppers and snobbers are pretty good robbers, A soldier is always the best. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Robert Louis Stevenson The fine, good humour of all three seemed to declare they had attained their end. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Carlyle In these Discourses, limited as we are, it will be good to direct our survey chiefly to that religious phasis of the matter. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Anthony Trollope The romance was doubtless foolish and wrong, and the tearing of the papers had been discreet, yet there could be no good reason why she should turn her back upon sober wedlock. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

George Meredith I hope to be a good sword in your hand, my knight—or shield, or whatever purpose you put me to. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Marjorie Bowen A lady, after all, and her clothes in good taste and well made. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

What a good rest the lodger was having! But there, that was only natural. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

However, though defective in education, and somewhat narrow in mind, Father Jose was a good man, and meant well. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

George Berkeley Qu. Whether the ornaments and furniture of a good house do not employ a number of all sorts of artificers, in iron, wood, marble, brass, pewter, copper, wool, flax, and divers other materials? 235. The Querist by George Berkeley [1735]

H. G. Wells His voice; it’s a good voice. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Arthur Conan Doyle The Farrier­Sergeant is good enough for me, sir, and if it is the same to you, we’ll take a railway train back to town. The Bully of Brocas Court by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Morrison So Bill only grinned at him, keeping a good hold of the check. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

I remember taking a good look at him, and thinking that his face improved remarkably in repose, that in death he might look fine. Mr. Justice Raffles by E. W. Hornung [1909]

Arthur Conan Doyle It is a very sweet little problem, and I would not have missed it for a good deal. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

James Hogg That the young Laird of Dalcastle came by a violent death, there remains no doubt; but that this wretch slew him, there is to me a good deal. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Andrew Lang Glam replied: ‘You have many foolish fashions that I see no good in. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Miles Franklin What was the good of waiting for that other — the man who had suffered, who knew, who understood? I might never find him; and, if I did, ninety-nine chances to one he would not care for me. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Ivan Turgenev He set to work with energy and good sense and got on, as the saying is, by leaps and bounds. The Inn by Ivan Turgenev

T. H. Huxley In favourable places, the hunter may, by good fortune, see three or four in a day. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Algernon Blackwood I may ask a good deal of you, for if my impressions are correct this is —” He broke off suddenly. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Andrew Lang Then the second son went to the forest, and his mother gave him a good cake and a bottle of wine as she had to his elder brother. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

James Joyce I suppose it is for the good of the Church if the pope does it. Dubliners by James Joyce

Arthur Conan Doyle A drop o’ Scotch is a good thing, either in your veins or at the bottom o’ a glass. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

So, directly the acceptances had been published, he had been seized upon by the public as a good thing and ‘fours’ had been the greatest odds at any time offered against him. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

The abbé still imagined that I should succeed at last, and advised me to remain another year in Paris, where I had made so good a beginning. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

G. K. Chesterton First, one of the young men swaggered about having done it—you do swagger, Gahagan, and it’s no good saying you don’t. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

All his own family moved in good social circles. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Rudyard Kipling They traded with the careless earth,  And good return it gave: They plotted by their neighbour’s hearth  The means to make him slave. The Years Between by Rudyard Kipling [1919]

She is not very good for me — in games, I mean — but she is a good coach. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Thomas Hardy I must!” “But, my good man, what have you done with the dice?” “I threw them away — it was a momentary irritation. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

I do not doubt but you are of the opposite faction, but I know also that you are a faithful minister of Christ, whose custom was to do good to His enemies. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Florence Dixie We made a circle in the usual manner, and were successful, as far as ostriches were concerned, inasmuch as, after some good runs, we managed to kill three. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Biornson surprised me into giving away its real value, like a fool, but at that I could pay him a good price for the thing and still make a profit. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Our shop had an exceptionally interesting stock, yet I doubt whether ten per cent of our customers knew a good book from a bad one. Collected Essays by George Orwell

The Father’s got good beds for those he takes care of,” and as she went down the hall she heard him behind her still saying: “Good beds; good beds. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

The Sheik was not a good specimen of the effect produced by the diet to which he is subjected. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

He was as good as anybody now! “Rootity-toot,” he began to hum delightedly to himself, “Rootity-toot, she plays the flute. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Theodore Dreiser It’s certain to be as good for them in the long run as it is for you. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

And then, I dare say, you have always known numbers of good people. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

What harm is there in that? I don’t know what good you expect to come from keeping it hidden from the world. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

He got off slowly and lost a good three yards at the start, but instantly he made an amazing recovery and at thirty yards was practically on terms again. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Her luck was variable; in fact, she had some fair streaks of good fortune, just enough to keep her thoroughly amused with her new distraction; but on the whole she was a loser. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

D. H. Lawrence And so, every man must give himself to support the state, and so labour for the greatest good of all. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Everybody was so good to him at the Court, that really he had no inclination to hurry away. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Rudyard Kipling She was, he discovered later, the wife of a man from Dindigul, or Coimbatore, or some out-of-the-way place, and she had come up to Simla early in the season for the good of her health. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

It was no good trying to think out a direction, for in the fog my brain was running round, and I seemed to stand on a pin-point of space where the laws of the compass had ceased to hold. No-Man’s-Land by John Buchan [1899]

Nathaniel Hawthorne He was naturally a good sort of a man, and kind and pitiful whenever the misfortunes of others happened to reach his heart through the padded vest of his own prosperity. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

William Makepeace Thackeray But I think the world was right, and the bishops who advised Queen Anne, when they counselled her not to appoint the author of the “Tale of a Tub” to a bishopric, gave perfectly good advice. Jonathan Swift by William Makepeace Thackeray

Wilkie Collins Such an exposure would do no good to the count, and it would do dreadful injury to me. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Ivan Turgenev Nikolai Petrovich had made a good choice. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Jack London They are not so good as the others, but they are very warming. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

D. H. Lawrence Henry made other alliances, got a good hold on elsewhere, and gradually extricated himself. Mother and Daughter by D. H. Lawrence [1929]

Robert Green Ingersoll Judge by deed, not by creed, good fellowship. What shall we do to be Saved? by Robert Green Ingersoll

Henry James But such was the singular spirit of our young friend that she could remind herself with a pang that when people had awfully good manners — people of that class, — you couldn’t tell. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Every such instance requires a good deal of circumstantial explanation before it can be accepted. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Wilkie Collins We left the good bailiff indignantly, and went away together, hand in hand, to the cottage. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Anne Bronte I might be mista’en — but he like gave a sort of a whistle, and I saw a bit of a smile on his face; and he said, “Oh, it’s all stuff! You’ve been among the Methodists, my good woman. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

H. G. Wells Cricket — a good English game — sports. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Edith Wharton He’d been thinking it over a good deal lately, and gradually it had taken hold of him. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

But I tell ’em it’s a good fault; it’s a thing that can be got over in time. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

His good humour never deserted him. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Sinclair Lewis It was so filled with reproductions of good needlepoint and good breeding that it would almost have fooled the connoisseurs. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Charles Dickens He looked round the room, and at the boot again, which was still lying on the floor; appeared thoughtful for a minute; and then said ‘Well, good arternoon. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

To have roused hostility indeed, to have kindled a feud against its own principles or its temper, may happen to be a good sign. Charles Lamb by Thomas De Quincey

Edward Bellamy Your color is good and your eyes are bright. Looking Backward From 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy

Anthony Trollope I think that it will be good for her. Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope [1868]

Charles Stur From the opinion I had formed of the distant interior, and from my knowledge of the country, both to the eastward and westward of me, I had no hope of finding it good within any reasonable distance. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

D. H. Lawrence Yes, her will was fixed in the determination that life should be gentle and good and benevolent. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne The good animal, hidden behind a thicket, had escaped the sight of the Usbecks. They, besides, had not penetrated so far into the wood. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

In so far forth, then, even the humblest manual trade may beget in one a certain small degree of power to judge of good work generally. Memories and Studies by William James

Afterwards, of course, the Air people sent a bombing squadron, and you were left with one good story to tell for the rest of your life. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Wherever the ocean swell penetrated, or the wind blew straight down a long deep channel, we had to be very cautious and leave good margins. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Guy de Maupassan The good man, still standing, continued: “Madame, we must always forgive. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Arthur Conan Doyle Telegraphic inquiries had been already made which showed that Marx knew nothing of his customer save that he was a good payer. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

George Gissing He had always taken in good faith her declared aversion for his views; he had believed that her nature and his own were definitely irreconcilable. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Samuel Johnson He was not only careful to hide the good which he did, but willingly incurred the suspicion of evil which he did not. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Henry James But, good Lord, one’s curiosity is satisfied! I see she is capable of it, and now she can let go. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

Sidney Colvin The mysteries of existence and of suffering, and the ‘deeps of good and evil,’ were beginning for the first time to press habitually on his thoughts. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Anthony Trollope He is possessed of more than average abilities and is of good courage. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Henry James When I pushed this point she was so good as to observe that she didn’t keep a cabaret. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

John Locke I must confess, then, that, when I first began this Discourse of the Understanding, and a good while after, I had not the least thought that any consideration of words was at all necessary to it. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

Jules Verne What good would it do? He would not have answered. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Ivan Turgenev I observed more than once, however, to my friend that it would be as well to send for a good doctor before it was too late, that his complaint was not to be trifled with, and so on. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

If I hadn’t learnt that nobody gets no good by interfering atween men and their wives, I’d ha’ telled Stubbs and Tanken long ago what was going on. Jellico’s Pack by Ellen Wood [1869]

Andrew Lang His first wife, a good and beautiful woman, died at the birth of her little son, and the King her husband was so overwhelmed with grief at her loss that his only comfort was in the sight of his heir. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens She were a young lass — pretty enow — wi’ good accounts of herseln. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

Henry James Do you think I am a good wife, Mr. Longueville? You once stayed three months with us, and you had a chance to see. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Wilkie Collins If you have nothing better in view for him —?” “My dear, I have nothing half so good in view; and Gloody, I am sure, will think so too. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Then, at last, it had seemed as if good fortune were looking her way. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Olaf Stapledon He pulled a wry face, and said, “I have seen a good deal of the plain man (and woman) in the Forces, and I know his limitations, and hers; just as I know my own. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Arnold Bennett Whatever he did was good because he did it. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Mary Webb I just wanted to say in a sisterly and Christian spirit’— she lowered her voice to a hollow whisper —‘that he is not a good man. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

G. K. Chesterton For instance, he had the good as well as the bad of coming from a Scotch Calvinist’s house. The Victorian Age in Literature by G. K. Chesterton [1913]

Anthony Trollope Mr Pearson had been good also as to Church matters — as far as goodness can be shown by generosity — and had interested himself about the curates. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Every Spaniard seemed to be aware, that his only chance of success lay in conciliating the good opinion of the inhabitants, among whom he had so recklessly cast his fortunes. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Jules Verne They will find a good enough shelter. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Arthur Morrison I learnt a deal about the Maffia while the business lasted, and at that and other times I learnt a good deal about the Camorra too. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Anatole France But they would not be free and alone there, as they were in Paris. “It is true,” he said, “that Paris is good to us in its confused immensity. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

From those I turn’d, comparing my own woe, To view my country-folks; and there might know The good Tomasso, who did once adorn Bologna, now Messina holds his urn. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

Elizabeth Gaskell I was tired enough, but this good family had treated me too much like one of their own for me not to do what I could in such a case as this. Six Weeks at Heppenheim by Elizabeth Gaskell [1862]

John Galsworthy It wouldn’t suit him to live here, but it was all very much alive, and a good tonic, for a bit. Passers By by John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy She should have told a good one and have done with it. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

You wouldn’t be a scrap better off and I’d have lost my chance of doing a bit of good for myself. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

He has a surgery close by, and gets a good bit of practice——” The rest was interrupted by Mr. Pitt himself; he came to say we might go up to Mr. Brandon in the sick-room. The Story of Dorothy Grape by Ellen Wood [1881]

H. Rider Haggard You, who owe everything to our family, now when trouble has overtaken us, turn upon me and rob me of the only good that was left to me. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Rudyard Kipling He travelled for an enterprising firm in Calcutta, and was all that a good husband should be. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

There isn’t a London man or woman, I don’t suppose, who wouldn’t give a good bit to lay that chap by the heels. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Edgar Allan Poe This idea of sudden immersion had been suggested to me by reading in some medical work the good effect of the shower-bath in a case where the patient was suffering from mania a potu. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Next to these in good repute come those employments that are immediately subservient to ownership and financiering — such as banking and the law. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen