good spirit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n good spirit a benevolent spirit
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Quotations

  • David Seabury
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    “Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
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    “When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek for no other test of its excellence. It is good, and made by a good workman.”
  • John Milton
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    “A good book is the precious life-blood of the master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose for a life beyond.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
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    “Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail, in good spirits.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Happiness is good for the body but sorrow strengthens the spirit.”
  • Walt Whitman
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    “Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.”

Usage

In literature:

This transfer was made in good spirit.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
She certainly was a wonderful creature, with red rosy cheeks, plump form, and riotous good spirits.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
Either the devils or the good spirits brought you here.
"Peter the Priest" by Mór Jókai
We were all in very good spirits again in a few minutes.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
Then they started home in very good spirits.
"The Girls at Mount Morris" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Shortly afterwards Mr Campbell rang the bell for the servants; family prayers were read, and all retired in good spirits.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
Mr. Brander was in remarkably good spirits.
"A Girl of the Commune" by George Alfred Henty
I saw at a glance, and with some surprise, that he was in good spirits.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
It's odd that I was in dumps and you were in good spirits up to the fatal day, and now things are just reversed.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
The men were in good spirits, and there was no evidence to show that any of them were badly fed.
"The Better Germany in War Time" by Harold Picton
Everybody seemed in good spirits in spite of the weather.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
There, keep your spirits up, and go home and cheer the good fellow.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 343, May 1844" by Various
He seemed in good spirits and greatly to have enjoyed the trip.
"The Young Berringtons" by W.H.G. Kingston
On the morning of the twenty-eighth of December they resumed their march in good spirits.
"Four American Indians" by Edson L. Whitney
He is difficult to please, but when pleased and in good spirits, full of vivacity.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
The success of the periodical store put Rufus into good spirits.
"Rufus and Rose" by Horatio Alger, Jr
He is an honest lad, with a high spirit, a good heart, and a bad head.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Not to-night were good spirits like his to be quenched by a servant's ill humor.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
I hope you and yours are in good health, and good spirits, as we are, not doubting of the success of our affairs, with God's blessing.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX" by Various
Mrs. Morton received him in fairly good spirits.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
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In poetry:

They got him out and emptied him;
Alas it was too late;
His spirit was gone for to sport aloft
In the realms of the good and great.
"Ode To Stephen Bowling Bots" by Mark Twain
Her children's children they shall know
The good withheld from her;
And so her reverie takes prophetic cheer--
In spirit she sees the stir.
""Formerly A Slave"" by Herman Melville
All things are ours: the gifts of God;
The purchase of a Savior's blood;
While the good Spirit shows us how
To use, and to improve them too.
"Hymn 43 part 2" by Isaac Watts
What sweetness does the promise yield,
When by the Spirit's power sealed?
The longing soul is filled with good,
Nor feels a wish for other food.
"The Little Book" by John Newton
"And when released from suffering clay,
Thy blood-bought spirit shall arise
To endless day. Then thou shalt say,
The ways of God are good and wise."
""Wilt Thou Harass A Driven Leaf?"" by Joseph Horatio Chant
Even love that I built my spirit's house for,
Comes like a brooding and a baffled guest,
And music and men's praise and even laughter
Are not so good as rest.
"At Midnight" by Sara Teasdale

In news:

We were lucky enough to be joined by Justin Townes Earle last Monday, prior to his sold-out show at the Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis JTE was in good spirits early on a Monday.
Vinea Wine & Spirits, the 6-year-old shop in the 12South neighborhood, is about to close down for good.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — If you're at Brewery Vivant for a drink or two today, don't be surprised if your server or bartender seems to be in especially good spirits.
It's good for the soul, and for the spirit of the season.
With holiday travel just around the corner, the good news is that this fee will not be charged to people already booked with Spirit Airlines .
The members of new country duo Florida Georgia Line say their upcoming album 'Here's to the Good Times' will capture the spirit of their high-octane live shows, which have been selling out with frequency this fall.
Armando Bego is in good spirits despite all that he's been through, and despite the neck brace he's wearing after his release from the hospital.
Tamatea Intermediate School principal Roy Sye said the 12-year-old was discharged from Hawke's Bay Hospital yesterday morning and was in good spirits.
GAINESVILLE- A visit to Shands on Thursday morning found our Weekend Sports Anchor Angelo Caruso in good spirits, and recovering ahead of schedule.
From "Bark Kent" and "The Good, The Bad and the Pugley" to "Sherlock Bones," America's most adorable pooches love getting into the spooky spirit just like people.
The band was in good spirits.
Good deed lifts spirit of Moorpark veteran.
Downsizing has benefits beyond the environmental, from practical, like making housecleaning easier, to psychological—being literally less anchored to material goods is freeing to the spirit as well.
In good spirits, teen victim remains in hospital.
Good spirits, floating monkey at Macy's parade 2012.
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In science:

This would be quite a good physical approach (if it worked, of course), without conceptual and mathematical difficulties, just in the spirit of the phenomenological description of the usual mechanical friction.
Reformulation Instead of Renormalizations
The right conclusion is that the “self-consistent” theory (in the Lorentz spirit = self-action)) is not good to describe the experimental data.
Reformulation Instead of Renormalizations
We should note here that the outstanding result of Mulay is not constructive (much in the spirit of Abhyankar’s beautiful theory on good points ).
Equimultiple locus of embedded algebroid surfaces and blowing--up in arbitrary characteristic
In the spirit of group lasso [Yuan and Lin, 2006], instead of pure testing, one may be interested in model selection with good mean squared error performance.
Blockwise and coordinatewise thresholds as pivots for modern ANOVA tests
Before going into the proof let us note that in general we do not have good estimates on the derivatives of r with respect to (x, ξ ) (in the spirit of those given in Proposition III.3.1 for instance).
Strichartz Estimates for Schr\"odinger Equations with Variable Coefficients
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