good deal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n good deal (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent "a batch of letters","a deal of trouble","a lot of money","he made a mint on the stock market","see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos","it must have cost plenty","a slew of journalists","a wad of money"
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Quotations

  • Horace Mann
    Horace%20Mann
    “I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.”
  • Don Marquis
    Don%20Marquis
    “a man thinks he amounts to a great deal but to a flea or a mosquito a human being is merely something good to eat”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It is much easier for good to deal with evil than it is for good to deal with stupidity.”
  • Charles E. Wilson
    Charles E. Wilson
    “There is no royal road; you've got to work a good deal harder than most people want to work.”

Usage

In literature:

Mother smiled quite a good deal.
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Quite a good-looking man, with a good deal in him, but I'd like to see him on horseback.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
Later he had married a woman a good deal younger than himself.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
To tell the truth, he was getting a good deal more credit than he deserved just at this time.
"David Fleming's Forgiveness" by Margaret Murray Robertson
And a good deal was accomplished.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
He also asked her to stake him to a dish-towel, which she did after a good deal of rummaging.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
There was a good deal of talk about what ought to be done with Pike.
"Track's End" by Hayden Carruth
There, as I divine, he was the object of a good deal of practical joking, and found himself rather out of his element.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
An expression of affected innocence in the eyes, and a good deal of fun about the mouth.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
This root requires a good deal of boiling.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
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In poetry:

Be thou a good example unto all,
In word and deed, and in thy dealings just,
Within thy parlour, kitchen, or thy hall,
Where-e'er thou art, and whatsoe'er thou dost.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
In good St. James's holy page, 'tis said,
That he's in faith and ev'ry virtue poor,
Who does not, in distress, the widow aid,
And to the needy deal his hoarded store.
"Advice To Distribute To The Poor, According To Every One's Circumstances And Abilities" by Rees Prichard
Feed up your furnaces, fashion your steel,
Stick to your bargains and pay on the deal;
Rich is your birthright, and well you’ll be paid.
If you keep in good faith with your Overseas Trade.
"Merchandise" by J Milton Hayes
O! then, 'tis said, in canty croon,
A writer chiel ca'd Livingston
Wi' crack and snuff grows cheery;
And dealing round strong punch and joke,
Good-humour'd mad near twa o'clock
Turns a' things tapsilteery!
"To The Members Of The Sober Society; Sent To The Same With An Engraving" by Hector MacNeill
"It's myself that looks a deal oulder nor I really am,
Throuble have whitened my heir, my good gintleman,
Which was once as black as the wings of a crow,
And it's throuble as is dyed it as white as the snow.
"The Troubles of Matthew Mahoney" by William Topaz McGonagall
I knew an old philanthropist, a farming man was he,
Shrewd at a deal, but still withal a man of charity.
He had three sons - three hefty lads - Josiah, Jim and Joe,
And each of these had his own land, and made a goodly show.
"Dad's Philanthropic Plan" by C J Dennis

In news:

Obamacare a good deal for states.
Health law a good deal for states.
Affordable Care Act a good deal for states.
Is $2.99-a-gallon gas promotion a good deal .
A good deal for the District and Puerto Rico.
Looking for a good deal .
Official says public defender program a ' good deal '.
Recession to Fix Mess a ' Good Deal '.
Taxes, Recession Good Deal for Benefits.
Exchanging Points for Miles is Rarely a Good Deal .
Social Security Is a Good Deal .
"This Is A Good Deal For The City".
BP's Good Deal With Rosneft.
Last Friday, I set out to write a blog post that would answer the question, "With gasoline prices spiking, are electric cars really a good deal ".
Brian Cook returns on make- good deal .
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In science:

A systematic exploration of this issue might teach us a good deal about differences among approaches to quantization.
Quantum Gravity in 2+1 Dimensions: The Case of a Closed Universe
Despite the closeness of our statistic to the one in , note that what we are doing is not arbitrary goodness of fit; instead we are dealing with a specific kind of multiple hypothesis testing, outside of which the problem would not be interesting.
Higher criticism for detecting sparse heterogeneous mixtures
The shortest path between the two permutations is the parsimonious solution, and finding algorithms for computing the shortest (or at least a short) path has been given a good deal of attention in , etc.
Expected number of inversions after a sequence of random adjacent transpositions
If we deal with classical link diagrams then for any link diagram L which is not good and for any positive integer m > 1, the leading coefficient in the Kauffman state-sum expansion for hDm (L)i is equal to zero.
Minimal diagrams of virtual links: II
Motivated by these models, one commonly assumes a decoupling, so that to good approximation the electroweakdoublet neutrinos can be expressed as linear combinations of just three mass eigenstates, and hence one deals with a 3 × 3 truncation of the full (3 + ns ) × (3 + ns ) neutrino mixing matrix.
Theory of Neutrinos: A White Paper
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