good story


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n good story an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line) "she told a funny story","she made a funny"
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  • James Gordon Bennett
    James Gordon Bennett
    “Remember son, many a good story has been ruined by over verification.”
  • Raymond Chandler
    “A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.”
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer
    Isaac Bashevis Singer
    “A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.”


In literature:

In the first place he tells a good story.
"The Bibliotaph" by Leon H. Vincent
A good story is told of a quaint speech made to Williamson by the Rev.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
A good story always has three parts: (1) A Situation; (2) a Climax; (3) a Solution.
"Practical English Composition: Book II." by Edwin L. Miller
And then there is another good story of an instance when Brook Farm hospitality had fatal results.
"The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees" by Mary Caroline Crawford
Being a good-natured woman, she told the whole story to Mrs. Wortle.
"Dr. Wortle's School" by Anthony Trollope
It is good to tell the stories of the heroes.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
The Alderman had witnessed an amusing scene, and, knowing Franklin's fondness for a good story, related it to him.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
Can't O'Mally tell a good story, though?
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
There was a good deal to be said on her side, it is true; but I am not going to take sides with any of the persons in my story.
"John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein" by Frank R. Stockton
But he was a good-hearted fellow for all that, and had a great many pleasant stories to tell.
"Winning His Way" by Charles Carleton Coffin

In poetry:

Good!--said the Padre,--believe me still,
"Don Giovanni," or what you will,
The type's eternal! We knew him here
As Don Diego del Sud. I fear
The story's no new one! Will you hear?
"Don Diego Of The South" by Francis Bret Harte
There, that's my story, sir; it isn't gay.
Tales of the Poor are never very bright . . .
You'll look for me next time you pass this way . . .
I hope you'll find me, sir; good-night, good-night.
"The Pencil Seller" by Robert W Service
His malice was a pimple down his good
big face, with its sly eyes. I must be sorry
Mr Frost has left:
I like it so less I don't understood—
he couldn't hear or see well—all we sift—
but this is a bad story.
"Dream Song 37: Three around the Old Gentleman" by John Berryman
If you listen, children, I will tell
The story of little Red Riding-hood:
Such wonderful, wonderful things befell
Her and her grandmother, old and good
(So old she was never very well),
Who lived in a cottage in a wood.
"Little Red Riding-Hood" by Clara Doty Bates
I was the old man's daughter, the bird went on to name him;
"He loved to count the starlings as he sat in the sun;
Long ago he served with Nelson, and his story did not shame him:
Ay, the old man was a good man — and his work was done."
"Requiescat In Pace" by Jean Ingelow
Sweet little myth of the nursery story--
Earliest love of mine infantile breast,
Be something tangible, bloom in thy glory
Into existence, as thou art addressed!
Hasten! appear to me, guileless and good--
Thou are so dear to me, Red Riding-Hood!
"Red Riding-Hood" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

The feel-good story of the 2011 season, Tom Wilhelmsen still fights for a spot on Seattle's roster.
Then the story was "huh, this guy is kind of good".
Great pictures, good story, good "moral" (but not preachy).
Beneath the Controversy, Lots of Good Reporting in Rolling Stone 's McChrystal Story.
OXFORD TOWN – Written by Charlie Louvin, the book "Satan Is Real" is not just a story for music fans but for anyone who enjoys good southern storytelling.
"A Good Ending to a Story" and " Bertha in Stillwell" on Valley Writers Read.
The cover story "Boardrooms Raise the Bar" was interesting and made good sense, but it missed the main points for qualifications today: truthfulness, honesty, ethical behavior and moral integrity.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The feel good story of last summer isn't so warm and fuzzy this time around.
The best appetizer is a good story.
Today on the Sean & Richie Show, Sean told a story of why it's not a good idea to burn the American flag.
Greenpeace has pointed out that these announcements were made on days when big stories were in the headlines, suggesting they were 'good days to bury bad news' for the companies.
Shahien Nasiripour is good to flag this story.
The 2003 film "Intermission" is a raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys.
This story shows you there is still some good in this world.
Despite its undeniable good intentions – keeping the good news of Christ 's birth central in the Christmas story – it's important not to overestimate its importance.

In science:

Reinforced random walk” (RRW) is a remarkable example of non-Markovian random walk, which has been extensively studied in the last twenty years, see the survey . A good story to help understand RRW appeared in .
A Class of Multi-particle Reinforced Interacting Random Walk
While the probability of an explanation clearly captures some important aspects of how good the explanation is, it is only part of the story.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
There are however, loose ends to the inflationary story: despite many attempts, it remains difficult to identify a good candidate for the inflaton field from viable particle physics theories.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
Indeed, this is a large part of the duality story. A simple example of this bad/good aspect of moduli is provided by toroidal compactification of the heterotic string to four dimensions .
Supersymmetry Phenomenology With a Broad Brush
To cut a long story short, depending on the application, one may find good reasons to prefer the use of one performance measure from the use of its alternative (see for example subsection 3.2 for another reason that might justify the use of the predictive risk).
Non-asymptotic model selection for linear non least-squares estimation in regression models and inverse problems