good person

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n good person a person who is good to other people
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Quotations

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    “It's no good agreeing with a person who can't make up his mind.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.”
  • Ann Landers
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    “Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “No person is either as happy or as unhappy as they imagine. Things are never as good or as bad as they seem.”
  • Quincy Jones
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    “Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old shared a little of what he is good at doing.”
  • James A. Froude
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    “No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty.”

Usage

In literature:

THE TRANSFERENCE OF THE GOOD OF ONE PERSON TO ANOTHER IS IMPOSSIBLE.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
Then who can write of good persons, and of good subjects, and be capable of admiring them, and not be made serious for the time?
"Clarissa, Volume 7" by Samuel Richardson
If Henry would be pleased to testify good will towards them, he would soon find them devoted to his person and his throne.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume V. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
His Person is well turned, and of a good Height.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Even though the behaviour of his order is bad, a person may yet be himself of good behaviour.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
Slow and quiet persons were a good deal startled by this suddenness and mobility.
"Yesterdays with Authors" by James T. Fields
A nose big at the end shows a person to be of a peaceable disposition, industrious and faithful, and of a good understanding.
"The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher" by Anonymous
Therefore, all personality is not for the good of the world.
"Laugh and Live" by Douglas Fairbanks
Equal parts of Mocha and Java coffee; allow one heaping tablespoonful of coffee to each person and two extra to make good strength.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
But with all these good qualities she is not quite a person.
"The English Novel" by George Saintsbury
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In poetry:

One morning as a work I framed,
There passed a person, walking hard:
"My gracious goodness," I exclaimed,
"How very like my dear old bard!
"An Unfortunate Likeness" by William Schwenck Gilbert
It is a duty, that upon them lies,
When any good and righteous person dies,
Due thanks unto the Lord above to give,
In certain hopes that he again shall live.
"That It Is In Vain To Pray For The Dead" by Rees Prichard
Love thou each godly person as thy eyes —
Keep correspondence with the just and good —
Follow th' examples of the learn'd and wise —
But utterly abhor and shun the lewd.
"Advice, To Have One's Conversation and Demeanour Always According To The Rules Of The Gospel" by Rees Prichard
Then over the picture thrice waving her spear,
"Come forth!" said the good Geraldine;
When, behold, from the canvass descending, appear
Fair Ellen, in person more lovely than e'er,
With grace more than ever divine!
"The Paint-Kings" by Washington Allston

In news:

Know of a good person for Names and Faces, let us know.
Nas chronicles his failed marriage and says goodbye to his ex-wife, R&B singer Kelis, in the new video for his deeply personal song 'Bye Baby,' a track from his latest album, 'Life is Good.
Imagine you are at a New Year 's Eve party and you know only one person there, the hostess, who happens to be a good friend and you came because, well, she invited you.
Imagine you are at a New Year's Eve party and you know only one person there, the hostess, who happens to be a good friend and you came because, well, she invited you.
Our phone rang, and there was an honest-to-goodness person on the other end.
When I signed the voter registration page, I said it looked like a good turnout and asked the polling person how many corporations had shown up to vote so far.
The good- on-paper candidate goes personal.
My parents taught me to work hard and be a good person.
I don't know Dennis Riddell personally but I have never had any reason to doubt that that he is a decent member of society and a good family man.
A good paper shredder can keep your family's personal information safe and give you peace of mind.
42 percent of singles say a partner 's attractiveness is "highly important," and 40 percent say a person with good credit is preferred in a relationship.
Maybe your a good samaritin homeless person and you would've turned it in.
Is eliminating the personal property tax a good thing.
I don't care if your gay, straight, pierced , tattooed, whatever, as long as you're a good person, who gives a rip.
I can't find one person with kids who think this is a good idea and most didn't let their kids get their FIRST pierced ear until after they were 8.
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In science:

I have put together a little material on the theory of quarkonia that I hope will be a good introduction to the sub ject for novices, be them graduate students or researchers outside this field. I must warn the readers that I give a personal view of the sub ject.
A Modern Introduction to Quarkonium Theory
Our personal point of view on this issue is the following: there are good reasons why we have had so much trouble quantizing general relativity.
Canonical quantum gravity and consistent discretizations
The Deviants' Dilemma is a two-person game with the individual gain conflicting with the choice for global good.
Deviants' Dilemma - The Simulation
Invisible Computer: Why Good Products Can Fail, the Personal Computer Is So Complex and Information Appliances Are the Solution.
A Refined Experience Sampling Method to Capture Mobile User Experience
An outsider wouldn’t recognise the mathematical giant that he was in this modest person who was always friendly and good-humoured and who was more than willing to share his ideas with everyone.
Nigel Kalton's work in isometrical Banach space theory
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