great deal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n great 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

  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “Bad art is a great deal worse than no art at all.”
  • R. A. Torrey
    R. A. Torrey
    “If you make a great deal of Christ, He will make a great deal of you; But it you make but little of Christ, He will make but little of you.”
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney%20Smith
    “A great deal of talent is lost in the world for want of courage.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
    Miguel%20De%20Cervantes
    “Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.”
  • J. R. Miller
    J. R. Miller
    “It is a great deal easier to do that which God gives us to do, no matter how hard it is, than to face the responsibilities of not doing it.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.”

Usage

In literature:

Becky used her hands a great deal when she talked.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
Besides, mother has a great deal to tell you when we have had some dinner.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
I have recommended your medicines a great deal, and have done a great deal of work for you.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
There was a great deal of weed, and they found crabs in it.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
Another, that she had made her mother a great deal of trouble.
"Gypsy Breynton" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
He dined out a great deal, and was known everywhere as Mr. Maule of Maule Abbey.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
You have a great deal in you; a great deal of power.
"Franklin Kane" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
A few weeks ago, a sudden break in his plans would have caused him a great deal of trouble.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
His soul was a great deal bigger than his body, and he was always generous, even to his own injury, among his companions.
"Now or Never" by Oliver Optic
Once upon a time there was a little Prince who had very little to do, and so he thought a great deal about eating.
"Tell Me Another Story" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
I am sure you will be a blessing here; but a great deal of tact must be used.
"A Girl in Ten Thousand" by L. T. Meade
Of course, I am very much obliged to you for thinking a great deal more of me than I deserve.
"A Houseful of Girls" by Sarah Tytler
Of course, he got a great deal of chaff with the grain, but it was all enlightening.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Mrs. Linwood had a great deal of company from the city, which was but a short journey from Grandison Place.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
But it will put me to a great deal of trouble, and we may meet with nothing that will take you aboard.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
He used the materials, mixing a great deal of his own with them.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Effie had the faculty, which many people of greater pretensions do not possess, of putting a great deal into a letter.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
Evelyn laid out a great deal of the garden.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The Esquimaux, who live in the lands of snow and ice, catch a great many walrus and seal, and eat a great deal of fat meat.
"Child's Health Primer For Primary Classes" by Jane Andrews
She gives away a great deal.
"Fair Margaret" by Francis Marion Crawford
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In poetry:

On that glad day, in all our land,
The people, in their wake,
Give thanks to God, whose mighty hand
Deals blessings good and great.
"Thoughts Of Thanksgiving" by Charles Frederick White
They shave their poodles, drink much wine,
And laugh a great deal when they dine.
French boys play soldiers now and then,
And must be soldiers when they're men.
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
"For you are the sparrows around God's door,
He will lift you up like His own great banner.
But the folk who made you suffer so sore—
He shall deal with them in another manner.
"Legend" by Stephen Vincent Benet
So the Tongue was the Lawyer and argued the cause
With a great deal of skill, and a wig full of learning,
While chief baron Ear sat to balance the laws,
So famed for his talent in nicely discerning.
"Report Of An Adjudged Case" by William Cowper
No, not princess, child.
Call me thy friend, or Sittah, or thy sister,
Or rather aunt, for I might well be thine;
So young, so good, so prudent, so much knowledge,
You must have read a great deal to be thus.
"Nathan The Wise - Act V" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Faustus. Thou doo'st deserve who dooth not see,
To be belov'd a great deale more:
But yet thou shalt not finde such store
Of love in others as in me:
For all I have I give to thee.
Yet faine I would Love thee more, if that I could.
"Faustus and Firmius Sing to Their Nimph" by Bartholomew Young

In news:

We in APA's Public Interest Directorate devote a great deal of time, energy and resources to issues of concern to the psychologists and constituencies we serve.
Traditionally, this dish is made with potatoes and scallions and topped with a great deal of butter.
Party activists and pundits are reading a great deal into Tuesday's election in Wisconsin, where Republican Gov Scott Walker survived a recall vote.
Girolamo Lo Verso seems to spend a great deal of time thinking or talking about sex, which is not surprising: he's human, he's Italian, he's a psychoanalyst.
For a place that has been called the edge of the grid, the electrical substation is attracting a great deal of attention, which really makes a lot of sense.
Previously, my friend Russ Warner, CEO of ContentWatch, has been getting a great deal of response to his post, Employees Really Do Waste Time at Work.
Medical care is still today an extremely difficult area where highly trained and continuously learning doctors still have a great deal of trouble keeping up with the latest medical knowledge.
Indiana residents can cash in on a great deal this winter, getting up to $5,000 for replacing old wood-burning boilers, stoves and fireplaces.
The Kielburgers have learned a great deal since they first sat in front of the TV camera 16 years ago.
Local shoppers again will see great deals today, but not necessarily at retail stores.
A visitor who compares the new building to the old will come to the immediate conclusion that there is a great deal of space.
Taxpayers fund a great deal of what is going on in Baltimore City, yet what are we getting in return.
Sixers coach Doug Collins does not rely a great deal on analytics for information.
Carl Perry is just one of many "cloud architects " popping up across the tech world — at companies as diverse as DreamHost and eBay and even HP — and though the name may mean very little with some, it means a great deal with others.
You will hear a great deal about deadly illnesses available like cancer, as well as some kinds of influenza, but diabetes has taken a back seat when it comes to significance.
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In science:

By choosing the topological spaces appropriately, we will produce a large deviations principle on random surface measures which—although its formulation is rather technical— encodes a great deal of information about both the typical local statistics and global “shapes” of the surfaces.
Random Surfaces
Unlike under the uniform model, functionals of search trees under the random permutation model have been studied a great deal, the most attention being paid to binary search trees.
Additive functionals on random search trees
The satisfiability threshold conjecture gained a great deal of popularity in the early 1990s and has received an increasing amount of attention since then.
Random k-SAT: Two Moments Suffice to Cross a Sharp Threshold
Since then a great deal of progress on the sub ject has been made.
Simple nuclear $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank one
Our methods obviously owe a great deal to Le Gall .
An almost sure invariance principle for the range of planar random walks
More precisely: the perdurantist’s prospects are a great deal better, provided their definition or account of persistence can legitimately refer to these intrinsic properties of non-instantaneous temporal parts.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Such experiments have stimulated a great deal of interest in possible applications of QD’s in quantum information processing (QIP) devices [5, 6, 7].
Creating excitonic entanglement in quantum dots through the optical Stark effect
Nanoscale magnetism of patterned magnetic structures (PDS) has aroused a great deal of research interest due to its potential technological applications in high-density magnetic storage media and spintronic devices such as magnetic random access memory.
Finite lattice size effect in the ground state phase diagram of quasi-two-dimensional magnetic dipolar dots array with perpendicular anisotropy
These cones have attracted a great deal of attention and provide many examples of interesting behavior.
Cones and Asymptotic Invariants of Multigraded Systems of Ideals
Furthermore, Antares will be able to observe the Galactic Centre, where Integral has recently observed a great deal of new point-like gamma sources.
ANTARES Status & Milestones : News from Deep-Sea
Even today, as we have seen in the lectures by Di Francesco , this work attracts a great deal of attention.
QCD, Chiral Random Matrix Theory and Integrability
The theorem of Karlsson and Margulis concerning ergodic transformations on nonpositively curved spaces is stated in in a great deal of generality.
Thin triangles and a multiplicative ergodic theorem for Teichm\"uller geometry
As we will show in Theorem 3.4 below, the present system provides a great deal more leeway.
Random Cluster Models on the Triangular Lattice
In particular, the latter topic has received a great deal of attention recently (see [6, 42]).
Random Matrices
If we allow all definable sets and volume forms, a great deal of collapsing is caused by the cancellation rule.
Integration in valued fields
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