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
Still, I manage to get a good deal of pleasure out of the life, which suits me in many ways.
"Blake's Burden" by Harold Bindloss
Anne thought it covered a good deal.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
He spent a good deal of time in writing plausible explanations of Conroy's failure to keep his social engagements.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
As you have probably discovered, Mr. Nasmyth, one has to put up with a good deal in this country.
"The Greater Power" by Harold Bindloss
One must have money for those things, she reflected; and not a good deal of money, but a great deal.
"Opportunities" by Susan Warner
It is shaped a good deal like one of them round straw bee hives you see in old Sabbath School books.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
But she was a very busy girl for the next two weeks, for there was a good deal to do at home.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas
But then after all, there was a considerable difference in our years, and my experience was a good deal behind me, whereas his was not.
"A Frontier Mystery" by Bertram Mitford
There is a good deal of that kind of spirit nowadays.
"To The Work! To The Work!" by Dwight Moody
Both these are susceptible of a good deal of misconstruction, and both no doubt have been a good deal misconstrued.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
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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
Detailed case studies are also a primary tool for studying a number of specialized modes of SF, some of which have received a good deal of attention in recent years.
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
Sometimes the tail is viewed edge-on, and if it is curved in the vicinity of the candidate dwarf a good deal of material that is not physically connected can be superposed along the line-of-sight, including multiple SF regions (e.g., Duc et al. 2000).
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
Models can often provide a good deal of information about the dynamical history of specific tidal structures, and thus, about the formation environment of the ULXs.
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
The stars must be in the helium core burning phase and have lost a good deal of mass.
Astrophysics in 2005
For many applications, it is sufficient to work in the homotopy category, but it is important to remember that in passing from the original model category to the homotopy category we have lost a good deal of information.
A survey of (\infty, 1)-categories
The various sorts of edges of the solar system have moved outwards a good deal in the 50 years since the start of space astronomy, and, with the heliosheath now 75 AU thick (Czechowski et al. 2006) it seems unlikely that Voyager 1 will get out in our lifetimes.
Astrophysics in 2006
Total brightness and rate of change sometimes reach the point where one has to invoke a good deal of beaming and relativistic motion (or coherent radiation processes) to escape the inverse Compton limit on brightness temperature at 1012 K (Kovalev et al. 2005).
Astrophysics in 2006
This in turn has, however, a good deal of uncertainty arising from the half of EGRET sources that are still unidentified, so that extrapolation to larger redshift is necessarily done using counts of X-ray or radio active galaxies.
Astrophysics in 2006
As presently implemented, our code uses a good deal of memory – each field requires two “copies” of the grid (the field, and its first time derivative), plus 12 more to evolve the Fourier modes of the 6 hij , and a further handful for computing source terms and Fourier transforms.
Gravitational Waves From the End of Inflation: Computational Strategies
There seems to be no reason except mathematical formalism to assume that each household and firm deals with decisions concerning the same set of goods.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
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