- n. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
“This is the seventh revision of a book I wrote some forty-six years ago, making The Worldly Philosophers today a good deal older than I was when I wrote it.”
“This speedy rate of adoption occurred because the drug problem was high on the public agenda in the late 1980s (Dearing and Rogers, 1996), and also because a good deal of re-invention took place (Rogers, 1993a).”
“Former and present faculty at West Point provided a good deal of the intellectual firepower that reshaped the American strategy in Iraq, including Meese, John Nagl, H. R. McMaster, Fred Kagan, and Petraeus himself.”
“But I suppose that a good deal of me had thought this was a moment of real definition, where she could see something that set me apart from the rest of the Sanjays and Ajays, the would-be radiologists and software engineers.”
“My mother had a collection of contemporary short fiction called The Naked I, in which there was a story by Robert Coover called “The Babysitter,” with a good deal of metafictional fantasizing about a teenage girl.”
“Our core thesis, Presentation Mastery, co-written by my two partners George Lowe and Greg Kaiser, formed the basis for a good deal of what I have written here on that subject.”
“It is a mixed bluebell wood of hazel, ash, sweet chestnut, oak and cherry, with a good deal of elder in its under-storey, and interesting things like wild redcurrants.”
“Remind yourself that a good deal of research has shown that memories of past events are fragile and unreliable and can easily be distorted.8 Ashleigh Brilliant, who was skeptical of the truth in recovered memories of childhood abuse that appeared after decades, said, “Some of the things that will live longest in my memory—never really happened.””
“Your keen analysis displayed a good deal of dash-not to put too fine a point on it—and you doubtless did not dash it off in a jiffy, as it were.”
“After a good deal of reading about Angira and spending time with the prince, he was still no closer to a decision about the mission to Angira.”
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