from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as good-morning, good morning.
  • noun A commonplace compliment; an empty phrase of courtesy.


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  • A kildee timidly chirped good-night; the full, rich throat of a robin proclaimed good-morrow.


  • He then bid her good-morrow, by the name of Lady Clarendel; and said, he would go and see if little Greek and Latin were as preposterous a prude about young Lynmere.


  • Next morning as soon as day came in its sheen and shone, he rose and praying the dawn-prayer, repaired to the house of Sindbad the Seaman, even as he had bidden him, and went in and gave him good-morrow.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Every day, I give him good-morrow, and he maketh a profit of ten gold pieces.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Nay, I will kill him and be quit of him and I will take thee in his stead; so shalt thou give me good-morrow and I shall gain ten golden dinars a day.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “Have you,” said Jekyl; “I am sorry for that; because, if you have no mind to breakfast, I have — and so, Mr. Touchstone, good-morrow to you.”

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • “Good-morrow — good-morrow,” said Roland, hastily; and the clown walked lightly off, whistling as he went, and glad, apparently, to be rid of an acquaintance, whose claims might be troublesome, and who had no longer the means to be serviceable to him.

    The Abbot

  • Shall I let him wend his ways that he may scare me the fish with his hang-dog face and give me good-even and good-morrow every day, so Allah may not open to me the door of daily bread?

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And now, my dearest girl, go quietly into the parlour, and let one brief and cheerful good-morrow serve for every body alike. '


  • Every morning he cometh to her and giveth her good-morrow, and all who dwell in the palace stand in dread of her.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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