Phrases with "good"

But we had a good passage back again, the sea as calm as a mill-pond. Over the Water by Ellen Wood [1871]

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]

If only I could be certain that she was conveying an officer to arrest me, I felt I might find pluck enough to drop overboard and so end the pursuit for good and all. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

He turned up the path to it, for he never had the habit of passing by any place where there was music or dancing or good company, without going in. Stories of Red Hanrahan by William Butler Yeats [1905]

Rudyard Kipling Jolly good riddance, too!” “Doesn’t our Beetle hold with matrimony?” “No, Padre; don’t make fun of me. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Edith Wharton Mr. Dobree had figured a good deal of late in Mrs. Sellars’s letters, and she had given Boyne to understand that it was he who had brought the Sellars family to terms about the will. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Radclyffe Hall Come on, there’s a good child, you look tired and sleepy. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Wilkie Collins If the air of St. Sallins does nothing else, it will improve her health and help her to recover her good looks. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Sinclair Lewis I told George I had a good mind to slap his ears off. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Nathaniel Hawthorne The pure, white atmosphere, in which I try to discern what things are good and true, would be discolored. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Rudyard Kipling If he is not a good servant, beat him and send him to me, and I will surely kill him, for now the Sahib is with his own people. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

H. G. Wells They had been young together, and that in itself is to have a good time. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Richard Hakluy The 18th was fair with a good gale at west. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

One day in his counting-house, before several white men he was heard to declare: ‘Captain Davidson is a good man. Because of the Dollars by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Edith Wharton And Floss was a good daughter — a devoted daughter — if only you let her have her way. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Sometimes it is rather more, a good deal more, when you are not there. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

The simplicity and good taste of his speeches satisfied the best judges. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Good Lord, how is it possible to suffer so much? Ah, my good lady, thank you! You don’t forget the poor. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

It was so good of you to think of me. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

H. G. Wells Paraphrasing is a good exercise, provided that it does not consist in turning good and beautiful English into bad. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

I told him I was not so provided, but that I had my wits about me; that I had seen a good deal of life in England, and that I fancied human nature was pretty much the same in all parts of the world. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Had Mallow been poor he would certainly have earned his bread, but he had a good income and did not work. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

And on the way from the river he began to twit me about — well, about my not being good enough for Liz. For my fiancée. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

What a good old country it was when I was a child, so quiet and so cosy! Everyone drank ale, and there was “oat clap bread,” and no one came to disturb us. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Ivan Turgenev It was a good road, but the driver, though he had four horses harnessed abreast, hitched on another, alongside of them. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Rudyard Kipling When they are sold I go back to Pubbi, or, it may be, the Valley of Peshawur. O friend of my heart, it is good to see you again. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

H. G. Wells It might do a lot of goodgiving people confidence, f’rinstance, against an epidemic. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Guy de Maupassan By the time dessert was placed on the table he had begun telling funny stories, with the laisser -aller of a man who had had a good dinner in congenial society. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Olaf Stapledon Oh, yes, I shall be able to make something good out of it. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

E. Phillips Oppenheim Yet when she looks at one, one feels that she sees a good deal. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

H. G. Wells Here —” He buttoned up his jacket and addressed himself to the habitable globe, with as good an assumption of confidence as lay in his power. The Man Who Could Work Miracles by H. G. Wells [1898]

Then she looked up, and catching his dark eyes fixed on her with a good deal of admiration in them, she looked down and commenced drawing figures on the dusty floor with the tip of a very dainty shoe. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Wilkie Collins The deputy watchman had far too sincere a regard for good wine to permit it to be drunk, in combination with physic, at his own table. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

George Gissing The marriage would be of good example, and might, if the Gothic arms remained triumphant, lead to other such. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Daniel Defoe So dull, they never take the pains to think; And seldom are good natured but in drink. The True-Born Englishman by Daniel Defoe [1701]

Was his wife such a terrifying virago? “A good woman,” Williams insisted. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Francis Bacon Nay, an honest man can do no good upon those that are wicked, to reclaim them, without the help of the knowledge of evil. The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon [1605]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman The consequences, so far, are so good that we are boiling over with propositions for future steps. Moving the Mountain by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1911]

William Black When he quarrelled with his patron, and once more “took the world for his pillow,” as the Gaelic stories say, he had this sum in his pocket and was possessed of a good horse. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

The good old parson fancied his sailor son. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

He brought out the inevitable binoculars again and had a good stare round in every direction, except in the one in which I lay. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Anthony Trollope I know how good you have been — how you have thought of me in every thing. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassant Me good cook; me make food for Colonel Algeria. Me eat Prussians; much steal, much. A King's Son (Toumbouctoo) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Benjamin Disraeli And he was a good judge of such things. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

The good wind harped on the rigging as Mammerroo tirelessly lagged after the ever evasive tune. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Elizabeth Gaskell But as we never made inquiries I hardly knew where we were, when we came one night to a small town, with a good large rambling inn in the very centre of the principal street. The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell [1861]

He had remembered that odd relaxing on Simon’s part the moment he had had a good look at himself. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Virginia Woolf Anyhow there was no bitterness in her; none of that sense of moral virtue which is so repulsive in good women. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Benjamin Disraeli I had a good mind to bring him home to dinner, and give him a bottle of my ‘48. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Jules Verne There is plenty of good birch bark and straw in the bottom; it’s like a nest. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Anthony Trollope Master Heathcote had had his own way up at the station when he was backed by a lot of his own hands; but a good time was coming, perhaps. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Sigmund Freud This interpretation of the dream as a reminiscence of Gulliver's Travels is, by the way, a good example of how an interpretation should not be made. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

John Stuart Mill If the government would make up its mind to require for every child a good education, it might save itself the trouble of providing one. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

On entering the library of another friend, the first thing that struck our poet’s eyes was a copy of the same verses, transcribed with a good many blunders. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

H. G. Wells They made a start at once, and got a good dozen miles up the lake before it was necessary to camp again. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

D. H. Lawrence But not now, not yet! Now is the time to be chaste, it is so good to be chaste, like a river of cool water in my soul. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

The likeness was undoubtedly a good one, but the artist had caught an expression in Francesca’s eyes which few people had ever seen there. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

Wilkie Collins Major Evergreen submitted to circumstances—recovered his customary good spirits—and went on writing poetry more industriously than ever. The Poetry Did It by Wilkie Collins [1885]

She was aware that Boringdon liked her, and she took trouble to keep his good opinion. Barbara Rebell by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1905]

Charles Stur Two bags of flour were damaged, and the outside of the medicine chest was a good deal scorched, but no other injury done. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Rudyard Kipling Six good feet nine inches — an overbearin’ man. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She seems a good sort and I think she’d just as soon have cash. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Wilkie Collins When he had found this, he lit his pipe, and sat down to his music and his smoking, like an epicure to a good dinner. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Female influence too, which is so powerful in leading men either to good or to evil, takes in this case the evil part. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

There’s walth o’ closets and hidy-holes all over the place, each with good doors and good keys to them. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

This is Captain Best, and Harold — this is Mr. Gilbert Larose”— a half smile came into her face —“a good friend of ours. The Vengeance of Larose by Arthur Gask [1939]

Was a man cranky when he tried to stop boys from using bad language and playing cards? The good book told him he ought to make Christians. The paint-besmeared boys giggled. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Have you spoken?” “In a light way, I should say I had spoken a good deal; but seriously, no. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

Miles Franklin Think as much as you like, my girl, but let sleeping dogs lie unless you can do some real good by waking them up. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Benjamin Disraeli Waldershare, with whom Endymion dined at Bellamy’s that day, was in no good humour in consequence. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

I am not one of its haters; on the contrary, I am grateful for the incidental good it has done. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Ivan Turgenev Consequently, he is all right; while for you is left the consolations of a good conscience. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Wilkie Collins When she was quiet again she always made her excuses to me, and she made them with a good grace. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Gertrude Stein Max not being on good terms with Picasso was not present but they used his studio for the rice and for the men’s overcoats. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

A good tip for what was going to happen. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

The man assured us that he could do so, and was as good as his word. Dr Nikola’s Experiment by Guy Boothby [1899]

Frances Hodgson Burnett The truth was that he had never had a fight with any one like himself in his life and, upon the whole, it was rather good for him, though neither he nor Mary knew anything about that. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1911]

Rudyard Kipling Mars, good fellow, had fought for us to the uttermost. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

George Gissing You won’t mind being left alone?” “No; I shall do my best to keep in good spirits. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Thomas Carlyle He is a good man that can command and obey; he that cannot is a bad. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

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]

William Makepeace Thackeray Miss Matilda Griffin was a good deal uglier, and about as amiable as her mother-inlaw. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

Henry David Thoreau By a conscious effort of the mind we can stand aloof from actions and their consequences; and all things, good and bad, go by us like a torrent. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Once out in the square, he remarked dryly, “A good thing to get away from those jaw-breakers. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

It was not so much that these ladies wished to cast reflection on good Catholics born and bred, as that Jessy should have abandoned her own religion, just as though it had been an insufficient faith. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

That has a good deal declined, which will surprise you less. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Henry David Thoreau Even Mahomet, though many may scream at his name, had a good deal more to live for, ay, and to die for, than they have commonly. Walking by Henry David Thoreau [1862]

Rudyard Kipling And then that clerk said, being a young man of a good heart, “Surely the money-lender will lend yet more on that lihaf,” and he offered me two rupees. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

She had a string of good pearls — the first time I had seen her wear jewels. Fullcircle by John Buchan [1920]

Arthur Morrison Thus it was plain that the Napper fortunes were in good case, for, as “a bit” means money all the world over, the thing was clearly no worthless keepsake. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

To me Laputa was the lion, and Henriques the serpent; and though I had no good will to either, I was determined to spoil the serpent’s game. Prester John by John Buchan

The last time as ever I see him, poor thing; was with my own blessed Motherly eyes, Sitting as good as gold in the gutter, a-playing at making little dirt pies. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

Thomas Hardy The stranger at the table, whose soul had now risen to a good working temperature, relieved the difficulty by exclaiming that, to start the company, he would sing himself. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Charles Dickens Me and the Directory and the Writing Materials and cetrer occupy a place to ourselves — a place fended of up a step or two at the end of the Coffee-room, in what I call the good old-fashioned style. Somebody’s Luggage by Charles Dickens [1862]

Guy de Maupassant Oh, how rare good eggs are, with the yolks slightly reddish, and with a good flavor! I have two poultry yards, one for eggs and the other for chickens. Madame Husson’s “Rosier” (Le Rosier de Madame Husson) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

The letter has a good name attached to it, and that is all I can tell you. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Arthur Conan Doyle There is no good for you to do. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

I happen to know, because we are pretty good friends. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

But one may have too much even of a good thing, and there are moments when I could dispense with your presence. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

About six he ate the wing of a chicken and drank three glasses of Madeira. After dinner he became very uneasy and impatient, complained a good deal, and appeared so weak that his servant was alarmed. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Ivan Turgenev You want to have the whip in your hand!” “A whip is a good thing,” said Bazarov, “but we’ve got to the last drop . Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

So I shall have to rest content with the barley water and milk puddings that my good Martin gives me and postpone the acceptance of your kind hospitality until later times. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Charles Dickens My good opinion of the Yard’s retiring character was not dashed by nearer approach. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

H.P. Lovecraft Let me get a book which I think will make a good test. Through the Gates of the Silver Key by H.P. Lovecraft [1934]

Oliver Goldsmith He was scarce gone, when Mr Thornhill’s butler came to congratulate us upon our good fortune, saying, that he overheard his young master mention our names with great commendation. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Arthur Morrison Nobody could reasonably expect to succeed in a business of this sort who did not keep a good stock of the fancy aprons and lace bows made by the firm he was charged to represent. Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison

In this region the villages are far apart, and do not bear any too good a reputation. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I don’t think I’m a bit of good on the stage. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Charles Dickens Ah, but he is such a good child, such a brave boy, such a generous spirit, that Monsieur Loyal! It is the honest truth. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Thomas More But they report (and there remain good marks of it to make it credible) that this was no island at first, but a part of the continent. Utopia by Thomas More

E. F. Benson If dear Daisy will only not try to look tall, and if she will smile a good deal, and behave naturally, these are advantages, real advantages. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

In this exchange of good offices, the two parties were for some time able to maintain a fair appearance of reciprocal good-will. Goethe by Thomas De Quincey

Anthony Trollope It is for the good of many that I act. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

John Stuart Mill Whatever can be proved to be good, must be so by being shown to be a means to something admitted to be good without proof. Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

Wilkie Collins Yes; I suppose I must let you be married one of these days — if we can find a good husband for you. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

H. G. Wells It is good to have the best of arguments, but if battle is to ensue it is of supreme importance to strike the first blow. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

With what sort of good fortune it was attended all those who have followed the history of the war will be familiar. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

We had had our fill of good plays, and were beginning to drink of that which was worse: while we had no good novels and wanted them. The English Novel by George Saintsbury [1913]

Wilkie Collins It was a melancholy scene You know what a good mother is — no sacrifice is too great for her. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

There is good news, too, of my lord of Exeter. It seems that the Cornishmen would make him king, but my lord’s heart fails him for such a flight. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Edgar Allan Poe GILES FLETCHER. NO MORE remarkable man ever lived than my friend, the young Ellison. He was remarkable in the entire and continuous profusion of good gifts ever lavished upon him by fortune. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

Arnold Bennett Neither her self-respect, which was great, nor her commonsense, which far exceeded the average, could enable her to extend as far as the Peels the theory that one man is as good as another. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

His voice had lost all his sadness and he was like a man telling a good tale. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Olaf Stapledon This difficulty over memory is a good example of the limitations of the analytic method. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

James Hogg John, however, is morally a good man, and may yet get a cast of grace. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Henry Lawson Dave shut up for a good while, but presently I says to Dave “I see that them hoops is comin’ in again, Dave. The paper says that this here Lady Duff had one on when she landed. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

I was all alone in the bank; the rest of the establishment had left a good hour ago. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

H. G. Wells The light will be good for two hours yet. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

As it happened, however, I was able, more by good luck than good management, to ward it off, and with a left hander, straight from the shoulder, landed him on the jaw and sent him down like a ninepin. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

G. K. Chesterton It’s a good proverb, by God, that where there’s smoke there’s fire. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Guy de Maupassant We have a good spread, and plenty of wine, and we should be enchanted to leave pleasant recollections of ourselves behind us, with the people here. Epiphany (Les Rois) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Wilkie Collins The opportunity of making discoveries which might be invaluable to Fritz (to say nothing of good Mr. Engelman) was not an opportunity to be neglected. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

One of her poems, The Pastimes and Recreations of the Queen of Fairies in Fairyland has some good lines. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

He was well dressed, and for this reason I surmised that he was the possessor of good manners. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Their children had the social and educational opportunities of their time and place, and had responded to good associations and instruction with agreeable manners and cultivated minds. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

He is an upright and good man; one of nature’s gentlemen; one that England may be proud of as having grown upon her soil. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

G. K. Chesterton Why, my good friends, the very name of that insidious spirit by which you make strong your drinks is an Arabic word: alcohol. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Gertrude Stein An alarm which is not a choice shows the necessity of good nature. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Henry James Nature had sent him into the world with an armful of good gifts. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Henry Adams Perhaps he felt, even then, a good deal more interest in the appearance of another private secretary, of his own age, a young man named John Hay, who lighted on LaFayette Square at the same moment. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Tobias Smolle Thus connected, they began to hunt in couples; and Fathom, in order to profit by the alliance with a good grace, contrived a small scheme that succeeded to his wish. The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom by Tobias Smolle

Davies said it was a good address to give,’ I added, smiling. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Wilkie Collins Before your marriage she did all she could do — without betraying secrets which, as a good mother, she was bound to respect — to induce her son to act justly toward you. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

They say, that a good deed is the command, and sin the prohibition of the law; and therefore that the law forbids the wicked many things, but commands them nothing, because they cannot do a good deed. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Jules Verne James Starr was still a good walker, yet he could not easily have kept up with his guide, if the latter had not slackened his pace. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

H. G. Wells One starts with ideas that things are good and things are bad — and it hasn’t much relation to what is good and what is bad. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

George Gissing Had he said a good book and a good horse—but he was too wise for that, though the measure of truth in the phrase would have been larger. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

I got to know the good points of them that way. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

I’m as good as a medical man. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Leslie Stephen Loving authority, and holding one authority to be as good as another, he defended with uncompromising zeal the most preposterous and tyrannical measures. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

Wilkie Collins Against the marriage-promise nor he nor the lady his wife had a word to object, for the miner, Polwheal, had good wage and kept a good character. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

H. G. Wells Its gorgeous magnificence seemed to my inexpert judgment to indicate the very place a rich young man of good family would select. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Henry James I had an impression, I confess, that the prospect I a good while ago supposed you have accepted had what shall I call it? rather faded away. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

He valued a good workman when he found him, and was far too reasonable and generous to put his own stamp upon all the good metal that passed through his hands. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Taking his clothes into the bathroom he dressed in haste, muttering to himself “Gosh. She certainly musta got a good look at me. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I’m grand at getting on with plain folk, and I’ve made friends with a good few of the people on the estate. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

He was a man of good education, who had taken a university degree, and had taught for some years as an under-master in a school in his native town. Prester John by John Buchan

Is he, mother? ” “If you want to be a good little girl,” observed Catterson, “you’ll put your bread and jam into your mouth, instead of feeding your ear with it as you are doing at present. A Marriage by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

Mary Webb Brutality, lust, cruelty — these summed up the world of good people and bad people. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

What good fortune it is that the sea is calm and there’ll be no moon to-night! If we get through the next few hours everything will be quite safe. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

And so, my good friend, let me dictate a letter to Christ for you: Dear Miss Lonelyhearts of Miss Lonelyhearts — I am twenty-six years old and in the newspaper game. Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West [1933]

His behaviour on this occasion fixed my good opinion of him, but could not restore my opinion of myself. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

D. H. Lawrence Whereupon he and the schoolmistress shook their heads and said it was more than doubtful—nay, it was as good as impossible. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Kenneth Grahame O dear, O dear!” “Well, I’ll tell you what I’ll do,” said the good engine-driver. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The house was replastered and repainted, and once more regained its lost good name. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Miles Franklin Look around, and from the numbers of good women to be found on every side choose one who will make you a fitter helpmeet, a more conventional comrade, than I could ever do. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

You’ve got a good six hours to get your gear together, and then you’ll have time to snatch a sleep on board before the crew joins in the morning. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Anthony Trollope It’s astonishing how these parsons pick up all the good things that are going in the way of money. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

And I should think, the way things are going, there’ll be a good many people retiring into the desert during the next few years. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

It was one of a pair of good photographs I possessed. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

The picturesque details were too good to be left out. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

Arthur Machen They had a good deal to talk over while the coffee was poured out and the bacon eaten, and Darnell’s egg brought in by the stupid, staring servant-girl of the dusty face. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

Ivan Turgenev He says it is an old one; it is no good for anything; he says that is why our peasant brought it us, but he is taking the wood. The Watch by Ivan Turgenev

Arnold Bennett Racksole ran round this at good racing speed, but he was unfortunate enough to run straight up against the very policeman who had not long before so courteously supplied Jules with a match. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

William Makepeace Thackeray He sees no good in anybody or thing: and treats gentlemen, ladies, history, and things in general, with a like gloomy flippancy. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

The illustration gives a good specimen of a small boat which may be hired for a journey. Chinese Pictures by Isabella L. Bird [1900]

There is no accommodation for sleeping, but an artist who could rough it would, I think, find a good deal that he would like. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

George Gissing It does one good to contrast one’s wife with women such as those. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

A-a-ah, mind ye,” he drawled persuasively, “he’s a hardy fallow, that Gilmour. I’ve no doubt he gied Gourlay a good dig or two. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Watkin Tench If these instances bespeak not nature and good sense, I have yet to learn the meaning of the terms. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

Rudyard Kipling Portland bade us both be of good heart, and volunteered to take the rod from my hands. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

George Meredith He made a good stout effort to resist the pipe-smoke. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Good-bye, and may good luck go with you!” I shook him by the hand and sprang into the branches. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Henry Handel Richardson For it was all very well to plume herself on them being their father’s children, in good looks and nice feelings. The End of a Childhood by Henry Handel Richardson

H. Rider Haggard I thank thee a thousand times, and I will add that thou art a good and honest man, and I put my hand upon my heart and swear that I would that I could say thee “yea”. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

He was invariably in good health. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Walter Scott Mother Dembdike had the good luck to die before conviction. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Anthony Trollope Neefit, the breeches-maker, and his daughter, are also good in their way — and Moggs, the daughter’s lover, who was not only lover, but also one of the candidates at Percycross as well. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

H. G. Wells It’s so good to know exactly where we are. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

I have given her a good foundation and she must go to people of a good class who will help her on. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Robert Louis Stevenson I like it though: it’s like a good ball, the excitement carries you through. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Now it had been dim within the archway, but out in the lane there was plenty of light, and it did me good to see José start when his eyes fell on me. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

I leave the matter to your own good sense. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

After a good bath and breakfast, he turns up happy, once more the quiet individual who is an excellent son, a kind brother, esteemed and even beloved by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I returned at seven o’clock—barely time to have a good wash, put on my last clean collar and present myself for dinner. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Arthur Conan Doyle It is a good thing to have the industry to collect facts. Through the Magic Door by Arthur Conan Doyle [1907]

Thomas Hardy I have no relation in the world except some twentieth cousins in the isle, of whom her father was one, and I’ll take steps at once to make her a good match for him. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Charles Dickens And don’t speak above your breath, or I’ll choke you in good earnest. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

H. G. Wells And that chap Kurt — I wonder what happened to ’im? ‘E was a good sort of chap, was Kurt.” Some phantom of imperial solicitude floated through his mind. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Pisc. Look you Scholer, you see I have hold of a good fish: I now see it is a Trout; I pray put that net under him, and touch not my line, for if you do, then wee break all. The Compleat Angler by Izaac Walton [1653]