good authority

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n good authority testimony by someone who should know "I have it on good authority"
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Quotations

  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert%20K.%20Chesterton
    “A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.”
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous%20Huxley
    “A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.”
  • W. Somerset Maugham
    W.%20Somerset%20Maugham
    “You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.”
  • Edith Wharton
    Edith%20Wharton
    “I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views.”
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.”
  • Cole Porter
    Cole Porter
    “Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose... anything goes.”

Usage

In literature:

Does the author think that the fight in the Philippines has not been "good"?
"Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools" by Various
In either case the canonical authority of the epistle holds good.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Reformers, Great Orators, Great Teachers, English Authors, Good men and Great.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: History" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Quiet and good natured, when necessity arose he never failed to assert his authority.
"Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland" by Joseph Tatlow
I bring you the good news, but I am not the author of it.
"Sunrise" by William Black
The writer of the present article was informed on good authority of the following Napoleonic anecdote.
"Political and Literary essays, 1908-1913" by Evelyn Baring
We hear again on good authority that 8,000 reinforcements are coming out.
"Letters from Mesopotamia" by Robert Palmer
So far this interesting experiment is said by good authorities to have worked well.
"The Land of Contrasts" by James Fullarton Muirhead
Rand told him about his work in connection with the Fleming collection, producing Humphrey Goode's letter of authorization.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
Bella Latour ought to be a good authority.
"A Canadian Heroine, Volume 1" by Mrs. Harry Coghill
Mrs. Countryman: I am told on good authority that the hollyhock is a true perennial and not a biennial.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Some seek good in authority, others in scientific research, others in pleasure.
"Pascal's Pensées" by Blaise Pascal
The sacrifice of good-looking girls, alluded to in the fifth act, was common in his time and other authors allude to it.
"Tales from the Hindu Dramatists" by R. N. Dutta
Good conduct must, therefore, be secured principally through the exercise of arbitrary authority from without.
"Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Since that time both the good priest and the famous author have passed on.
"I Married a Ranger" by Dama Margaret Smith
In obeying its instincts, it obeys the great good Author of its being, and lives.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
I have it from good authority, Friedlander & Sons doubled their excess-profits tax last year.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
I suppose you have found that authority brings a good many difficulties with it, and I have heard that you have had a row or two.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
A good author says, 'Keep thy own secret, and do not reveal it to any one.
"The Arabian Nights Entertainments" by Anonymous
The author sets before his readers no impossible goodness or unattainable perfection.
"Queer Stories for Boys and Girls" by Edward Eggleston
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In poetry:

READER, if thou be any, or all three;
(For these may meet and make a harmonie)
Then prayse this Author for his usefull paines,
Whose aime is publike good, not private gaines.
"Commendatory Verse Prefixed To The Merchants Mappe Of Commerce" by Izaak Walton

In news:

We have it on good authority.
One Author , Two Good Articles.
East Lansing's Downtown Development Authority also wouldn't say whether this bar would be good for the city, telling us they still need to take a look at the plans, which could bring the city more than added traffic.
Author Tim LaHaye takes on the final battle between good and evil.
US and European authorities seized 132 domain names in a counterfeit goods crackdown linked to Cyber Monday, the online bargain day, the head of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.
At the end of the business day Friday, the Water Authority made good on a promise they made on Action 7 News last week.
As long as credit cards are accepted for the purchase of goods or services, the authorization and settlement process still enables the potential of a data compromise.
Good Readers youth program sponsors of the festival hopes readers attending will come out to support African American authors and publishers who write to encourage readers to broaden their horizons in the literacy world.
Sufism piques the curiosity of a good-sized audience, making Sufi poet Rumi a bestselling author centuries after his passing.
Good Morning America Author Jane Buckingham, chef Richard Blais.
One Author, Two Good Articles.
Reporting from Houston — A police officer was shot and killed at an Austin, Texas, Wal-Mart in the early hours of Good Friday , authorities said.
Reporting from Houston — A police officer was shot and killed at an Austin, Texas, Wal-Mart in the early hours of Good Friday, authorities said.
Cuba Gooding Jr met Wednesday with New Orleans police and was issued a court summons after a Bourbon Street bartender told authorities that the actor pushed her.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) —Cuba Gooding Jr met Wednesday with New Orleans police and was issued a court summons after a Bourbon Street bartender told authorities that the actor pushed her.
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In science:

Of the 49 individuals whose names appeared attached as other than authors to indexed papers, some had good things happen to them, some not so good.
Astrophysics in 2006
Currently the two large experiments (PHENIX and STAR) have over 500 members each (authors in good standing) and with over 100 institutions in all from around the world.
Phases of QCD: Summary of the Rutgers Long Range Plan Town Meeting
We start with a standard clock, such as would be used by a rating authority; this immediately raises the question of how one might define a standard or good clock1.
The Behaviour of Clocks and Rods in Special and General Relativity
The “(?)” indicates guesstimate as good information has so far not been found by the author.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
Because the Internet can play the role of an information equalizer, it has been argued in a public policy debate that access to the Internet should be provided as a public good by a public authority rather than as a private good in a market .
Designing Incentive Schemes Based on Intervention: The Case of Imperfect Monitoring
The authors would like to thank the organisers of the CKM workshop for the very good organisation and the fruitful physics discussions held during our stay in the University of Warwick.
Summary of WG4: "Lifetime, mixing and weak mixing phase in charm and beauty, including direct determination of V_{tx}
The same author has presented a program for goodness of fit test for histograms with weighted and unweighted entries.
CHICOM: A code of tests for comparing unweighted and weighted histograms and two weighted histograms
As noted by some authors, in reality an agent often has a good, although imperfect, idea about its locations (Roy & Gordon, 2002).
Restricted Value Iteration: Theory and Algorithms
The goodness of fit tests (GoF) are studied by many authors.
On Goodness-of-fit Testing for Ergodic Diffusion Process with Shift Parameter
We might know something about its manufacture, or be told that C is random (or not) on good authority, etc.
Remarks on "Random Sequences"
For the censored data, some authors studied the problem of goodness of fit test and discussed some test statistics.
Two New Entropy Estimators for Testing Exponentiality with Type-II Censored Data
Why is accountability important? Some people believe that reviews by and large are of good quality, but my experience as author, reviewer, and program committee member has been to the contrary.
True Peer Review
The question to ask is whether the authors of have managed to understand that both and consider a device that is being trained and will achieve good success as a result of the training, or they rather believe that the device was born trained.
Comparison between the two definitions of AI
One might suggest that the author is of course assuming that the student will augment his or her reading with an appropriate probability-theory text and a good introduction to information theory.
Review of Charniak's "Statistical Language Learning"
Transfer functions for different scenarios have been published by many authors; for instance, Bardeen et al. (1996) give good analytical approximations for the CDM and HDM transfer functions.
The Cosmological Mass Function
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