good form

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n good form behavior that conforms to social conventions of the time "it is not good form to brag about winning"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Good form the general appearance, condition or action, originally of horses, afterwards of persons; as, the members of a boat crew are said to be in good form when they pull together uniformly. The phrases are further used colloquially in description of conduct or manners in society; as, it is not good form to smoke in the presence of a lady.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Good form according to good social usage, or the opposite
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Quotations

  • Richard McKenna
    Richard McKenna
    “Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”
  • Sri Swami Sivananda
    Sri Swami Sivananda
    “Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.”
  • Eliza Cook
    Eliza Cook
    “Though language forms the preacher, 'Tis good works make the man.”
  • Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
    Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
    “It is a power stronger than will. Could a stone escape from the laws of gravity? Impossible. Impossible, for evil to form an alliance with good.”
  • Sarah J. Hale
    Sarah J. Hale
    “Nor need we power or splendor, wide hall or lordly dome; the good, the true, the tender- these form the wealth of home.”
  • Jean Paul Richter
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    “The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. forme—L. forma, shape.

Usage

In literature:

I will no more believe one of them more good in its inclinations than I can conceive it more charming in its form than my wife.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
But now they have adopted the opposite ideal of 'good form,' which may be defined as Puritanism without religion.
"The Defendant" by G.K. Chesterton
Within the saints one dream of goodness forms.
"The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible" by R. Heber Newton
A good Dahlia is judged of by its form, size, and color.
"Flowers and Flower-Gardens" by David Lester Richardson
They landed here, and remained three days, and found that it was no island, but a bay forming a good harbour.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. III" by Robert Kerr
That a woman who had been brought up like this should form a friendship with me naturally caused a good deal of talk.
"The Story of My Life" by Ellen Terry
Formed of elastic materials, it rocks a good deal when passengers go over it.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 335" by Various
If a word has a good plural use each form in its place.
"Write It Right" by Ambrose Bierce
Certainly, good student, but still clairvoyance plays an important part even in this elementary form of prevision and future-seeing.
"Clairvoyance and Occult Powers" by Swami Panchadasi
There are certain ways of extravagant smartness which are not considered to be good form among solid wealthy provincials.
"The Regent" by E. Arnold Bennett
A concave form of face is also another good indication.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
On the eastern side, the hills being neither steep nor prominent, some extensive slopes of tolerably good, though sandy soil, have been formed.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 2" by David Collins
Habit once formed binds that particular line of thought to action, either good or bad.
"How to Teach" by George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
Many buildings are formed of rough hewn stone, stuccoed with a good white cement, which keeps very clean.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction No. 485" by Various
It affords good worrying and that keeps the old man in fighting form.
"Wells Brothers" by Andy Adams
This constant struggle of the two divinities with their armies of good and bad spirits formed the background of Zoroastrian supernaturalism.
"Sacred Books of the East" by Various
And no less is he formed by his mental associations with the good and the great of all ages whom he meets in books and who talk to him there.
"A Librarian's Open Shelf" by Arthur E. Bostwick
The following is a good form.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
It wouldn't have been good form; it wouldn't even have been clean.
"The Lee Shore" by Rose Macaulay
No dinner parties are given on Sunday, or, at least, they are not considered as good form in good society.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
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In poetry:

While each receives his diff'rent food,
Their cheerful looks pronounce it good:
Eagles and bears, and whales and worms,
Rejoice and praise in diff'rent forms.
"Psalm 104" by Isaac Watts
Thy goods are bought with many a groan,
By the hot sweat of toil alone,
And weary hearts;
Fleet-footed is the approach of woe,
But with a lingering step and slow
Its form departs.
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
But with a tenderness of mind
That prov'd him truly not inclined,
Their friendship to destroy;
He form'd a plan, and held it good;
To hurt as little as he could,
The Serpent, or the boy.
"The Grateful Snake" by William Hayley
I swore I lov'd, and you believ'd,
Yet, trust me, we were both deceiv'd;
Though all I swore was true.
I lov'd one gen'rous, good, and kind,
A form created in my mind;
And thought that form was you.
"Epigram VII." by Robert Nugent
But in the glorious time reveal'd
Each form of ill shall fade and fall;
And every, every wound be heal'd,
And God, our God, be all in all:
All light, all love, all God, all good,
An infinite beatitude!
"The Divine Apocalypse" by John Bowring
My blessing on his noble form, and on his lofty head,
May all good angels guard him while living and when dead;
And when the final hour shall come to summons him away,
May his soul be wafted to the realms of bliss I do pray.
"McGonagall's Ode to the King" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

But the truth is, if we live long enough, the odds are pretty good that we may get some form of dementia.
This week's long-form good reads look at 'out of sight, out of mind' environmental costs of energy extraction, animals' 'moral' behavior, and the hard work of a luxury repo man.
With significant ice expected over much of Texoma, it seems like a good time to discuss why it's likely to be mainly in the form of freezing rain and sleet instead of snow.
Our newly formed non-partisan group, Montezuma Voters for Good Government, wants to hold our legislators' feet to the fire.
Colfax running back Beau Baggett showed good running form throughout the contest and finished with two touchdowns.
Flores said donations can be made in the form of new or used heaters — although they do need to be in good working order — or monetary donations so the local charity can purchase the heaters and distribute them.
The sport is mostly known as a form of self-defense, but is also good for exercise, entertainment and its philosophy.
But the return is in the form of social good, not cash.
Allyn Rose, Miss DC 2012, spoke on Good Morning America about her decision to have a double mastectomy as a form of preventative health care.
Rookie quarterback and overall number one draft pick Andrew Luck continued his good form as Indianapolis cruised to a 27-10 away win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday to record their fourth straight victory of the NFL season.
Wes Anderson, in good familiar form.
This week's long-form good reads look at 'out of sight, out of mind' environmental costs of energy extraction, animals' ' moral ' behavior, and the hard work of a luxury repo man.
Nas ' album "Life is Good" is being hailed as a return to form.
It's also a good time to review and possibly modify withholding via Form W-4.
The eccentric actor and keen environmentalist is a huge fan of the roughage - a form of cabbage which is good for aiding digestion - and enjoys it with most meals.
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In science:

A simple functional form has been found that gives a good representation of the total reaction cross sections for the scattering from 208Pb of protons with energies in the range 30 to 300 MeV.
A simple functional form for proton-${}^{208}$Pb total reaction cross sections
The good way of formalizing the theory is to say that orbifolds form a 2-category.
Orbispaces and Orbifolds from the Point of View of the Borel Construction, a new Definition
The form of the lift (a generalized Jordan-Schwinger map) and the canonical structure of the Moyal product ensure that this procedure defines a good ∗ product in the smaller dimensions.
Generalized Weyl systems and kappa-Minkowski space
Note also that (49) is still not in a good form since r12 is not an invariantly defined geometric distance measure.
Close encounters of black holes
We have also tried a simple linear scaling of the form h∆p(y , L)i/h∆p(0)i = f ((y −L/2)/L), but the collapse of the data is not very good.
Statistical properties of fracture in a random spring model
The invariant G (M) is designed to count the numbers of generators when these generators are in matricial forms (see definitions in section 2). G (M) has many good properties, some of which are listed as follow. 1.
Singly Generated II_1 Factors
We show that the language of right normal forms has good properties, preparing the proof of how it provides a biautomatic structure to every left divisibility monoid.
Finite transducers for divisibility monoids
They form a good class of surface singularities which come next to simple singularities.
Homological Mirror Symmetry and Simple Elliptic Singularities
We compare these data to the functional forms of Eqs. (104,105) (straight dotted lines), finding a good agreement at small density.
Distance traveled by random walkers before absorption in a random medium
From the general form of the 9 Here it is important that P is a “good” superpotential of the type called “P−” in , see that paper for a detailed explanation.
Asymptotic generators of fermionic charges and boundary conditions preserving supersymmetry
The numerical results for the form factors are in good qualitative agreement with results from the chiral quark soliton model .
The nucleon form-factors of the energy momentum tensor in the Skyrme model
Thus, the two Ma jorana eigenstates form a pseudo-Dirac neutrino state, and the associated mass term in the Lagrangian conserves lepton number to a good approximation. νL and νR are the active and sterile components (in the SM), respectively, and are maximally mixed.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
In the seventies it was discovered that some metals and alloys, not being superconducting in pure form, become relatively good superconductors when they form alloys or compounds with hydrogen or deuterium.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
Lemma 3.5 Every good cel l in Rn is of the form X \ Y with X, Y ∈ Stn .
The structure on the real field generated by the standard part map on an o-minimal expansion of a real closed field
Proof: The result will follow from Corollary 4.4 once we show that the closure of a good cell in Rn is of the form st X for some definable X ⊆ Rn .
The structure on the real field generated by the standard part map on an o-minimal expansion of a real closed field
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